Posted on March 14, 2023 · Posted in Roosevelt House, Roosevelt House General News

Photo: (L-R) Sonia Ossoriao, Executive Director of NOW NYC; Thomas Costa, GAO Director of Education, Workforce and Income Insecurity; Carolyn B. Maloney, Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Leader in Residence at Roosevelt House; Jennifer J. Raab, President, Hunter College; Carol Jenkins, ERA Coalition Board Member

(New York, March 14, 2023) At a press conference at Roosevelt House, former Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, the Eleanor Roosevelt Distinguished Leader in Residence at Roosevelt House; Congresswoman Debbie Dingell; and feminist legend Eleanor Smeal joined Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab and Thomas Costa, a director at the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), on Equal Pay Day to release the new report highlighting the pay disparity between men and women: “Women in the Workforce: Underrepresentation in Management Positions Persists, and the Gender Pay Gap Varies by Industry and Demographics.” While still in Congress, former Rep Maloney coauthored the legislation mandating the study. In this report the GAO notes that “Women remain underrepresented in management roles in the U.S. workforce. Female managers continue to earn less than male managers, but the pay gap varies by industry and demographics.”

Furthermore, the GAO’s analysis of Census data showed that in 2021:

  • 42% of managers were women, but overall women make up 47% of the workforce
  • Female managers were more likely to be younger and more educated, and less likely to have a child in the household than male managers
  • Full-time female managers earned 71 cents for every dollar earned by full-time male managers; this pay gap varied considerably across industries and racial and ethnic groups

Click here to read the full report GAO-23-106320 online.