Reform Pay Equity Initiative
On average, women working full time in the United States are paid just 80 percent of what men in comparable positions are paid. Sadly, the gender pay gap exists also within Jewish institutions at similar rates. The leadership of the Reform Movement recognizes this problem and has created the Reform Pay Equity Initiative to create change on this critical social justice issue.
Below please select either EMPLOYER or EMPLOYEE to what best defines your role in the hiring process. There you will find educational resources, examples of best practices, and comprehensive tools to help close the gender wage within our community and beyond.
While the Initiative is geared towards Reform Jewish institutions, the featured materials are beneficial to anyone participating in the hiring process and tackling the issue of pay equity.
Negotiation Skills for Women
There are several false assumptions about gender and negotiation – that women do not negotiate; that women cannot negotiate effectively; and that women should not negotiate. In fact, these are myths.
This is here to help to combat these myths and allow fair negotiation to occur.