Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina is apparently more of a warrior in the “war on women” than Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton.
As women in the Clinton campaign struggle with lower wages than their male counterparts, Fiorina’s female workers are rising well above their male co-workers, according to the Washington Free Beacon.
In fact, the median annual salary for a woman working in the former Hewlett-Packard CEO’s presidential campaign is about $15,000 more than the median male salary.
Women in the Clinton campaign, on the other hand, brought home roughly $7,000 less than their male colleagues, according to recent FEC filings, the Free Beacon reported.
According to Fiorina’s campaign, the higher pay for women was not intentional. It was merely the consequence of paying staffers proportionately to the value they brought to the campaign.
“Carly believes in ruthlessly cultivating meritocracies and ensuring that the most talented people — men and women — have equal access to opportunities to rise through the ranks,” Campaign Manager Sarah Flores told the Free Beacon. “We’re proud of the team we have put together at Carly for President.”
Unlike Clinton, Fiorina hasn’t made the wage-gap a central issue in her campaign, saying instead that “women will rise to the top” so long as policies focus on opportunity and reward for everyone, not just a select few.
So far, her outlook seems to be working pretty well for the women who actually work for her, and that’s more than we can say for the social-justice warriors on team Hillary.