08/02/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 08/02/2021 18:23
You're Black, you're a woman, and you're in tech-let that sink in. The odds were stacked against you, but you are here, and I am so very proud of you. Now, what can you do to insist on fair pay?
Pay is up close and personal to me. In my career, I was fortunate to have direct experience as a compensation and benefits practitioner and even more fortunate to have mentors and sponsors walk me through the benefits of different elements of pay including basepay, bonuses, stockawards, spot awardsanddeferred compensation,as well as other work-for-pay options.(Check out our diversity, equality and inclusion [DEI] informationand read our FY20 DEI reportto learn more about Micron's goals and achievements.)
I was also fortunate to have a varied career where I could practice my negotiation skills around compensation to help me speak up for the value I providea company. I am also one of you - a Black woman in tech. At Micron, I am part of the team overseeing fair pay and proud of the work wehavedone to achieve it globally.
In honor of Black Women's Equal Pay Day, Iamgiving back by sharing this practical advice on how to be appropriately compensated for the value you provide:
Pay equity is for EVERYONE every day- not just for Black women and not just on Black Women's Equal Pay Day. So,think about what YOU will do about it so that we can make a bolder, stronger, more unified stance together? #letsallgetpaid #FairPay
Micron's Vice President of Diversity, Equality & Inclusion Sharawn Connors leads the DEI function within Human Resources that touches all aspects of the business, particularly attracting and supporting a diverse and talented workforce around the globe. Passionate about education and coaching, Connors is also an adjunct professor at San Jose State University and a mentor to first-generation and underrepresented college students.