Fun Fact for International Women’s Day: The gender wage gap in Canada is getting wider!
In Canada, women earn about 72 cents for every dollar a man earns and women still do a disproportionate amount of unpaid work like cooking, cleaning, child care and general maintenance of the household. BUT here are some things that both men and women can do to help change that.
Ask for raise. This might help.
Give her the raise.
Recognize and value her contribution in the workplace.
Don’t treat money as a taboo subject. Ask your male colleagues how much they are making and answer honestly when you are asked.
Promote digital fluency.
Take on a fair share of household chores. This doesn’t mean asking for list of tasks. Take a look around and assess for yourself what needs to be done and figure out how to do it without asking for instructions.