Making sense of the gender pay gap in the American workplace can be complicated. There are a lot of voices out there, many of them saying different things. There are also a lot of different numbers that you can look at in hopes of understanding this problem.
In general, a positive work environment is one where employees feel valued for their contributions rather than disadvantaged because of their gender. You can create this environment through intentionality, employee training, working with workplace consultants, and great policy. We can’t overestimate the importance of developing this kind of culture.