The Baltimore Sun cites a recent study by the Washington-based National Partnership, which shows that “women make considerably less money than men in Maryland—83 cents to the dollar.” Researchers are finding that the gap extends to the uppermost levels of corporate management. A recent analysis by Network 2000, which works to increase the number of women in boardrooms and executive suites, calculates that females currently hold just over 10 percent of the board seats at Maryland-based public companies. According to the Sun, “Network 2000 representatives point to studies showing that companies with three or more female board directors outperform other firms in measures such as return on sales and return on invested capital.”
Gender-based wage gaps persist in Maryland
Women earn 83 cents to every dollar earned by men.
April 23, 2012