erica-joy-baker

Erica Joy Baker, 1980- Present

Erica Joy Baker, 1980- Present

Erica Joy Baker, 1980- Present
Erica Joy Baker is an engineer and engineering manager in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her outspoken support of diversity and inclusion. She gained prominence for starting an internal spreadsheet in which Google employees reported their salary data to better understand pay disparities within the company. Based on the spreadsheet, a number of her colleagues were able to negotiate pay raises. The spreadsheet sparked discussion about Google’s pay disparities, non-transparency in pay determination, and potential gender and ethnicity differentials in pay. She was also behind #RealDiversityNumbers, a Twitter movement to acquire numbers for various companies around retention and number of lawsuits settled out of court. After leaving Google, Baker has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion on her blog and in other public fora.

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  1. Erica Joy Baker, 1980- Present
    Erica Joy Baker is an engineer and engineering manager in the San Francisco Bay Area, known for her outspoken support of diversity and inclusion. She gained prominence for starting an internal spreadsheet in which Google employees reported their salary data to better understand pay disparities within the company. Based on the spreadsheet, a number of her colleagues were able to negotiate pay raises. The spreadsheet sparked discussion about Google’s pay disparities, non-transparency in pay determination, and potential gender and ethnicity differentials in pay. She was also behind #RealDiversityNumbers, a Twitter movement to acquire numbers for various companies around retention and number of lawsuits settled out of court. After leaving Google, Baker has been an advocate for diversity and inclusion on her blog and in other public fora.

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