Alison Garwood Jones

Reasons for Hope

February 22, 2022

U.S. Women's Soccer Win Equal PayI’m not a soccer nut. At all. But I love a good Davida and Goliath matchup.

Yesterday, a powerful drop kick soared across the big blue sky. The U.S. Soccer Federation finally agreed to pay the women’s national team the same salary as the men’s.

Prior to that, the women’s winning streak (better than the men’s), their viewership record (on par with the English Premier League) and their popularity with advertisers were all ignored.

In 2019, the women filed a gender discrimination lawsuit. In 2020 a federal judge dismissed their equal pay arguments, but the players appealed. And yesterday, they won.

This win coincides with the workplace shift to pay transparency playing out on LinkedIn and Twitter.



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