Mastercard says that its female employees worldwide make 7.8% less than the men. The admission comes at the request of shareholder Arjuna Capital, which asked the company to prepare a report on its
global median gender pay gap and any risks related to recruiting and retaining female talent. “Nearly two dozen companies have now responded proactively to the Arjuna-led pay equity
campaign,” Natasha Lamb, managing partner at Arjuna Capital, told Finance & Commerce.
“Companies like Citi, Starbucks, and now Mastercard are now beginning to present more
detailed gender pay gap information that we think constitutes an honest accounting of the gender pay gap.”
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