Equal Pay for Women In Web Design

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Tech Inclusion Solution: Day 43: Equal Pay For Women In Web Design

100 Solutions to Diversity and Inclusion in tech.

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Solution: Equal Pay For Women In Web Design

I would like to see more women not under-earning in tech which they do because they think with their heart and not their brawn.

I think both employers and small businesses need to respect women who are trying to enter tech. Sometimes they have to take low-paying jobs in order to build their experience and portfolio so that they can even apply to jobs at the corporate level. Small businesses are mis-using this path that women have to take. They are paying web designers minimum wage to women and students when web design market rate is double that of minimum wage. We keep taking these jobs because we think we cannot charge more and people keep hiring us giving us a chance because they will not pay more. Women fall prey to this crack in the system.

It’s considered part of climbing the ladder, but it’s actually prejudice and injustice. It shouldn’t be choose to not work with businesses because they do not respect our work. There needs to be more education about the cost of web design and tech work that women do that it is worth $70,000. I paid money to be a web designer and no one cares to pay me money enough to live.

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