COLUMN: Why don’t we talk about pay?

COLUMN: Why don’t we talk about pay?

Talking pay is taboo, but if we don’t know how much to ask for, companies decide our worth.

Last October, Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella told women at the Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing that women should not ask for raises. They should simply work hard and trust that the raises would come.

It’s hardly a shock that a man at an event for women has some tips for how women can better meet a male standard. And it’s hardly news that keeping schtum about pay is a great way to...

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