By some estimates, the gender pay gap has shrunk in the past 50 years, says Joseph Manicki, vice president, total rewards and diversity & inclusion at Vista Outdoor. In the 1960s, women made about 65 percent of what men did, but a recent Pew Research Center report found that figure had climbed to 80 percent. Still, challenges exist, and that has less to do with identifying equal pay—which is relatively straightforward—than with defining equal work, Manicki says. Today, companies are taking a more specific, market-based approach to hiring individual employees, which can make salary comparisons more difficult. Here, Manicki talks with Lindsay Burkhard, program director of Georgetown University’s graduate program in Human Resources Management about the successes in reducing the pay gap and the challenges ahead.
SCS continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond in support of the University community. Currently, all summer term courses will continue through distance instruction.
In terms of the Fall 2021 semester, the School of Continuing Studies will resume regular operations effective August 16 at the 640 Massachusetts Avenue building, unless otherwise noted for specific programs.