Everything Midas touched turned to gold. Not so for women. Every field they dominate — nursing, teaching, meeting planning — turns to hay. As in, “Hey, why are the salaries in this field falling?” A recent Congressional Report found that in seven of 10 fields employing 71 percent of all women, the pay gap between men and women widened during the boom years of 1995 to 2000. Our cover story (page 16) shows an alarming wage inequity in our industry, with women planners earning on average ...

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