Leadership and Pay Inequity
George Banks - University of North Carolina, Charlotte
A recent survey of academics and practitioners identified pay inequity as a grand challenge for today’s society. This includes pay inequity based on demographic differences (e.g., gender and race), employee rank (e.g., entry-level employees versus executives), and social class (e.g., upper- and lower-class). Evidence indicates that inequity does occur as members of certain groups are promoted to leadership positions at different rates and inequitable pay may occur after promotion. While the need to address pay inequity is clear, what is not always clear are the contingency factors in the causes and evidence of pay inequity as well as the effectiveness of certain interventions. This presentation will cover the extant evidence to date as well as future directions for research and evidence-based practice to address pay inequity in a leadership context.