On average, women make 80% of what men make. This gender pay gap is due to a lot of factors, including both straight-up discrimination and the subtler fact that women still tend to take on more childcare responsibilities than men. This can mean that women take a few years off from work to stay home with their children, putting them a few years behind men in terms of promotions. It can also mean they take more time off to picks sick kids up from daycare than men do, making them look less reliable to employers. Employers could fix this issue by offering more flexible work hours to allow women to take care of their responsibilities at home while still giving 100% to work—and they should, because there are some jobs women do even better than men. Here are just ten examples.
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