The gender gap is still with us. Women get paid 79 cents on the dollar vs. what men earn.
New York Times Upshot columnist Claire Cain Miller has specific tactics and proposals for progress--make pay totally transparent, for instance; don't use prior salaries as a basis for pay, but, rather, pay what the job is worth... and here's another thought, writes Cain Miller:
The strongest equal pay bill in the country went into effect in California this month. It says that men and women must be paid the same for similar jobs, not just for exactly the same job at the same site, as the looser federal Equal Pay Act requires. The California law also prohibits employers from retaliating against workers for discussing pay.