No room for haggling

Reddit CEO bans salary negotiations
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 06/15/2015

It’s an unpleasant fact but a persistent one — women consistently tend to earn less than men. In fact, women earn about 24 per cent less, according to a global average calculated by the U.N. Women Report released this year. Over her lifetime, the average woman will earn just one-half of what a male counterpart earns.


Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit — and the former plaintiff in a high-profile Silicon Valley gender discrimination lawsuit — wants to change that. She made the bold move of banning salary negotiations for new employees, in an effort to create greater pay equity.