Women around the country continue to fight for equal pay in the workplace and to be seen on an even playing field as male counterparts. In 2022, women earned an average of 82% of what men earned, according to a new Pew Research Center analysis of median hourly earnings of both full- and part-time workers. Although a slight increase, the numbers have remained stagnant for nearly two decades. Thus, it's important—and refreshing—to see other women step up to ensure their female colleagues are earning their fair share in the workplace.
Recently, The View co-host Sunny Hostin made an appearance on her former co-host Sherri Shepherd's daytime talk show, Sherri, to promote her new book, Summer on Sag Harbor. During the chat, Hostin thanked Shepherd for helping her negotiate for a higher salary when she was first hired at The View.
I don’t even know if you remember this, but when I signed my deal sheet, you gave me a call. I don’t know how you got my number … and you were like, “I heard you’re coming on the show.” And I was like, “yeah, I’m joining the show.” She was like, did they give you a car stipend?” I was like, “no.” Did they give you this? I was like, “no.” And I was like, let me get my deal sheet out," Hostin shared with Shepherd during the show. "And you basically went over your salary for the entire time you were there. And you also gave me Jenny McCarthy’s salary."
"You gave me everyone’s salary and I went back to my agent, and I was like, 'you did not get me enough money.' It was very helpful, Sherri," Hostin added.
"You gotta stick together," Shepherd said in reply.
You can watch the entire segment of the women's conversation below.