Sorry, Kate Winslet, It May Be ‘Vulgar’ But We Do Need To Talk About Salary

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Media Outlet: The Huffington Post

Winslet’s hardly alone in feeling uncomfortable talking about money. Most people would rather talk about their sex life than their salary, Elizabeth Weingarten recently pointed out at a conference about the gender pay gap held at the Harvard Club in New York. "Asking my mom how much my dad made was harder than asking her about sex," said Weingarten, a deputy director of the New America Foundation who wrote a lengthy piece on salary transparency published in this month’s More magazine.

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Elizabeth Weingarten is the director of the Global Gender Parity Initiative, a project of the Better Life Lab where she is a senior fellow.