Women feel uncomfortable discussing their salaries. So we made a space for us to talk.
Why don’t we feel comfortable talking about how much we make at work? And what would happen if we did?
We want to help make those conversations a little easier to have.
That’s why we created a Slack channel for women in tech, to foster conversations about workplace culture, career paths and other topics around the gender wage gap.
Why should I join?
Pay Up is a community for women who want to support each other and get closer to closing the gender gap. Pay Up is a safe space to ask the questions you might otherwise not ask; conversations on Pay Up channels are confidential and off the record. We’ll do our best to keep the conversation lively with reading material, workshops, moderated discussions and Q&As that will help you get the most out of your community.
How do I sign up?
Right now we are accepting a select group of beta users for our community. If you’d like to join the conversation, go here. We welcome a range of career paths, gender identities and backgrounds. We need some basic info to add you to our Slack community about the gender wage gap — and to get the conversation going. For more information, see the group guidelines.
Who are you guys, anyway?
Alex Laughlin is a social editor for the core team The Washington Post, where she focuses on telling stories on emerging platforms and also helps out with political coverage.
Julia Carpenter is a social editor embedded within The Washington Post Style section. Julia Carpenter works in audience development at The Post, specializing in Tumblr and online communities. When she writes, she writes about social media, tech and women’s lives.
Update 4.4.17: Pay Up is a private, Slack-based community dedicated to fostering conversations about the gender wage gap. It was formerly managed by the Washington Post.