According to the Pew Research Center, an average woman working in the United States makes about 82 cents for every dollar a male peer makes for doing the same work. Some of that pay gap can be explained by differences in choice of occupation, educational attainment, or work experience, but the majority of the gap is likely the result of gender discrimination.
The State Street Corp., a financial services organization, commissioned the famous "Fearless Girl" statue on Wall Street to promote female involvement in corporate leadership. Now, that same organization has agreed to pay women and African-American executives $5 million after the Department of Labor found that it had systematically underpaid them. State Street denies any wrongdoing.
Three women have filed a discrimination lawsuit against Google. The lawsuit alleges that Google paid these women less than male employees, and that they did not have the same opportunities for advancement as men within the company.