You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

letters

City’s aim to end wage gap keeps Boston in graduates’ sights

As a female economics student at Harvard and a member of the National Student Advisory Council of the American Association of University Women, I’m thrilled that Boston is embarking on an initiative to eliminate the gender wage gap (“City aims to end wage gap,” Business, Oct. 31). When I graduate and decide on a city in which to begin my career, Boston will only augment its appeal with gender parity in pay.

It’s simple: equal work, equal pay. Even parenthood is a two-person job, and as a college student looking ahead, I would want my decision whether or not to have children to be unaffected by gender discrimination in the workplace.

Continue reading below

Many classes here at Harvard have a 50-50 gender ratio; as our class and the classes behind us graduate, each graduate should be offered the same opportunities. If Boston manages to follow through, female students are more likely to stay, and only economic gain for everyone can result.

Well done, Mayor Menino.

YingYing Shang

Cambridge

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
or
Please enter a valid email
BostonGlobe.com will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com