Coin stacks with blue and pink tokens While industry leaders differ on how to fix the gender pay gap, virtually all (96 percent) say the gap is real and must be fixed. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Can the C-Suite alone fix the gender pay gap within their organization, or do they need governmental mandates to make them pay equitably?

The answer could depend on the leader’s own gender, according to a Waterman Hurst survey of “gatekeepers” — CEOs, board members, other C-level leaders, as well as talent leaders, private equity partners and executive search partners, all of whom belong to a virtual community set up by Waterman Hurst.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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