Salesforce CEO tackles gender pay gap, mandates equal pay for men and women

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The gender pay gap will soon be eliminated for Salesforce.com employees, as CEO Marc Benoiff is sifting through all 16,000 employees' salaries to ensure male and female workers are paid fairly, according to Huffington Post.

"When I'm done there will be no pay gap," Mr. Benoiff told Huffington Post.

Mr. Benoiff has already given some raises, and he said he expects to be giving many more over the next few years. "My job is to make sure that women are treated 100 percent equally at Salesforce in pay, opportunity and advancement," he said.

The attention to women's pay is part of a company-wide initiative called Women's Surge, which seeks to identify "executive-potential women employees" and requires them to be included in important meetings, according to Business Insider. The program mandates 30 to 50 percent of attendees at meetings to be women.

Census data indicates that in 2013, women working full-time earned approximately 77 percent of what a man earned in the same position.

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