- Mary Ellen Carter: On National Equal Pay Day, grim truth is women still make less than men. But there's good news for corporate women
- She says research shows pay gap lower when women serve on corporate boards; effect spreads to company's other executive level women
Mary Ellen Carter is an associate professor of accounting with the Carroll School of Management at Boston College; the focus of her research is executive compensation. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)That women have long been paid less than men for the same job is not news. Susan B. Anthony advocated equal pay for equal work back in 1868. It's been nearly 150 years since then; we've come very far, haven't we? If only.