As I approach the end of a long and satisfactory career I have been thinking often about gender equality in the workplace. When I entered the workplace in June 1970 I was paid $5200 a year. I sat behind a lady who is doing the same work I was doing. She had been employed with the same employer for over 20 years, was doing the same job I was doing except she had years of experience and she was making $4700 a year.