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Eliminating the Gender Pay Gap: Gap Inc. Leads the Way
McElhaney, Kellie A., and Genevieve Smith
Publication date: 7/1/2017, pages 1-17

This case examines Gap Inc. making history in 2014 by becoming the first Fortune 500 company to announce that it pays female and male employees equally for equal work. Since then, attention towards equal pay by individual employees, companies and governments grew. This case provides a historic perspective of pay in the U.S., defines methods for accurately measuring it, identifies the barriers to equal pay, and describes how companies can achieve equal pay and attain higher representation of female leadership. It highlights how Gap has achieved equal pay through annual pay analysis, the prevalence of sponsorship, and family-friendly policies.

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