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Caitlin Clark and Why We've Had Enough of this Wage Gap Crap!

If the name Caitlin Clark doesn’t ring a bell, then clearly, you have been living under a rock.  Just look at these headlines….


Caitlin Clark's $76,000 WNBA salary puts a spotlight on pay disparity

ABC News


Gap between Caitlin Clark's WNBA salary and her male counterparts' draws outrage – NBC News 


Caitlin Clark is worth millions. Why will she only make $76,535 in base salary as a WNBA rookie? – LA Times


Caitlin Clark Wage Gap Outrage
Caitlin Clark in the 2024 Final Four basketball tournament

Well, we all know the answer to that question: BECAUSE SHE’S A WOMAN!  


Even President Biden weighed in: “Right now we’re seeing that even if you’re the best, women are not paid their fair share,” he said, in a NY Times article by Neil Vigdor.


“It’s time that we give our daughters the same opportunities as our sons and ensure women are paid what they deserve.”


Indeed, Mr. President… our daughters, mothers, sisters, aunts, on and off the basketball court need to be paid what we deserve.  My question is, who exactly can right this wrong?


In my column, What Makes A Great Boss, I wrote about an inequitable situation I was experiencing at work years ago. Shortly after a new leader took over our department, he walked into my office and said, “You know you have men reporting to you who make more money than you,” he told me, shaking his head in disbelief, as he stood in my doorway. “That’s so wrong…we have to fix this!” 


Nancy Mendelson hertelier

Of course, I knew! From former department heads to HR, everyone knew, but no one ever said or did anything about it… including me. This was 35 years ago…a different time to be sure. He did fix it…went to the mat for me without my even asking.


Where the "eff" are these champions of women? It’s swell that men and women alike are outraged over the disparity in Caitlin Clark’s salary…but when does outrage turn into action, not just in Caitlin’s case but for all women!


Enough already!

2 Comments


The wnba nets negative revenue, they rely on the nba to stay afloat, they cant pay her what they dont have

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This is stupid, the wnba cant give players a salary with money they dont have. That is the max salary they can give her

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