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ENCORE: An Idaho Researcher On How Equity-Based Award Policies Leave Women Behind

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In this photo taken Tuesday Feb. 3, 2015, a woman works on her laptop as two other women walk through the campus at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif.

 

This interview originally aired Sept. 21, 2020.

Dollar for dollar, American women make a fraction of what men make in the workplace. But lower pay is not the only thing that affects the financial security of women. According to new research, equity based awards are given out differently to female employees at tech startups.

Boise State University professor of business management Felice Klein joins Idaho Matters today to help us understand why this disparity exists and what is being done to address it.

Have a question or comment for the show? Tweet @KBSX915 using #IdahoMatters

 

 

Frankie Barnhill is the Senior Producer of Idaho Matters, Boise State Public Radio's daily show and podcast. She's always interested in hearing surprising and enlightening stories about life in the West. Have an idea for Idaho Matters? Drop her a line!