The gender pay gap is a persistent problem in many countries around the world, including the United States. Women, on average, earn less than men for performing the same work, which can make it difficult for them to build personal wealth. However, here are some recommended steps that women can take to help overcome the gender pay gap and build wealth:

  1. Start by understanding the gender pay gap and its causes. This will help you to identify ways in which you may be affected by the pay gap and take steps to address it.
  2. Negotiate your salary and benefits when starting a new job or asking for a raise. Research shows that women are less likely than men to negotiate for higher pay, which can contribute to the gender pay gap. By negotiating for a higher salary and better benefits, you can help to close the gap.
  3. Consider networking and networking events. These can be great opportunities to connect with other professionals and learn about job opportunities that may be available.
  4. Invest in yourself by continuing your education and pursuing additional training and certifications. This can help you to improve your skills and increase your value in the job market, which can lead to higher pay.
  5. Start saving and investing as early as possible. This will give your money more time to grow, which can help you to build wealth over time.

By following these steps, women can be empowered to overcome the gender pay gap and build wealth. It may take time and effort, but the rewards can be well worth it.

Urban Wealth Management is a women-owned and operated financial firm that is passionate about helping Smart Women become Savvy with their Money. In fact, we have a private Facebook group called Smart Women Savvy Money where we like to provide ongoing encouragement to like-minded women. Contact us for more information about investing and if you would like to join our SWSM community.