The Equal Pay Act was passed half a century ago, but research shows that there is still a disparity in the pay that men and women receive. "[I]f you're not paying a woman [a] dollar on the dollar for the exact same work, you're not really tapping the full potential of our economy," said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. Anne Fulenwider, editor in chief of Marie Claire, says that women should do their research before entering salary negotiations, have a pay range in mind and practice what they are going to say.

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