The gender pay gap remains a debated issue and is still a hotly contested matter within the freelance community as well.
As I mentioned in a previous article, statistics are still lacking on gender pay discrepancy within many freelance niches, but what is known is this: in those niches studied, the pay gap is high –– as much as 32%.
A lot of this has to do with requirements for more transparency in salaries. What is surprising about all of this is that in the gig economy, freelancers set their own rates. So why are women setting rates that are so much lower than their male counterparts?
The answer behind the significant pay gap may lie in what can only be termed as “self-sabotage” – a toxic behavior female professionals are more likely to exhibit. And that form of career sabotage comes in many shapes.