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National Journal Asks Why Washington Women Leaders Make Less

natjoDays after President Obama spoke on narrowing the gender pay gap, National Journal issued its 2014 Salary Survey, asking “Why Do Washington’s Women Leaders Make Less?

“Yet even as the government takes steps to reduce the pay disparity nationwide, the gender gap remains a reality at the highest-paying jobs at Washington’s top trade associations, professional societies, think tanks, labor unions, and public-interest groups,” writes National Journal Congressional Correspondent Shane Goldmacher in the cover story. “Men overwhelmingly hold more of the top jobs—and they’re better paid for their efforts.”

Out of 644 CEOs at not for profits with a Washington presence, only 22% were women, who were typically paid less than their male counterparts. The survey also states that, “No women were among the 25 highest-paid executives on the list; only five women landed in the top 50; and just 13 women were in the top 100.”

Read the article in its entirety here.

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