Is the gender wage gap a myth where you work? More importantly, how would women know? Are salaries published where you work? Are salaries discussed? Or is there a culture which accepts salaries are not to be discussed publicly at the office for fear of exposing one's importance?
Despite the economy and the idea that progress is inevitable, last year the gender wage gap widened for the first time since the recovery. Also, women who are mothers are recommended for lower starting salaries than women who are not mothers.