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Bloomberg Equality: One Easy Way to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Blonde woman at office.
Blonde woman at office.Photographer: Westend61/Westend61

I recently coached a friend on a salary negotiation that ended with a pretty sad text message: “I feel like this is a bit of a betrayal, but I just didn't ask for more money in the end,” she said. I wrote back: “I understand.”

The gender pay gap hasn't budged, despite promises from companies to address workplace inequalities, but what if fixing the negotiation process were one way to start closing it?