Women’s World Cup Championship Drives Conversation About Pay Equity

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The U.S. women’s soccer team has won the FIFA Women’s World Cup for the fourth time and the reigning champions want equal pay for their accomplishments.

Successful teams in the men’s 2018 World Cup shared a FIFA prize pool of $400 million, compared to $30 million in prize money for this year’s women’s tournament. Although U.S. men’s soccer games have historically generated more revenue than their female counterparts’ games, there’s been a change in recent years, according to The Wall Street Journal—and Nike says the U.S. women’s 2019 home jersey is the top selling soccer jersey

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said the prize money will double for the next women’s World Cup in 2023, reported CNN. But star player Megan Rapinoe claims that’s not…



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Credit to Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D., SHRM-SCP for the original post.

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