Business of VO: VO Wage Gap

Ladies - what do you think - is there a Gender wage gap? Holla Back! We team up with John Florian and the team at VoiceoverExtra.com to bring you this episode. We explore a recent article on their site that addresses this pressing and relevant discussion. Come join the conversation Lady Voices!



Takeaways

Quick Concepts from Today’s Episode:

  1. John Florian from VoiceoverXtra.com approached the Bosses about at article written by Lynne Darlington on June 6th, titled Female VoiceOver Talent Self-Inflict Their Wage Gap – A Client’s Perspective.

  2. VoiceoverXtra has been a reputable news and information source for the voiceover community for many years. Hundreds of voiceover coaches including Anne and Gabby have both contributed articles and content to the site.

  3. The article’s perspective is that female voiceover actors ask for less money and quote lower than their male counterparts.

  4. Women more than men seem to have a problem asking for, addressing and negotiating money.

  5. This may be due in part to the traditions and house-hold dynamics of old.

  6. Many women were raised to believe that making more money than their husband was wrong and insulting.

  7. The perception of non-famous actors is one of poverty – so many voice actors have a bad relationship with their view of money and earnings.

  8. Both genders should educate themselves on salary, wages, compensation, etc. in order to avoid inequality.

  9. Many women accept a ‘tip’ for a job well done – but they don’t demand it from the onset of their pricing.

  10. Women are not in demand in some areas of VO – so the market sets the tone for this gap. It’s not really something we can control.

  11. To join the conversation read the article and comment or email thebosses@voboss.com

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Referenced in this Episode

Direct links to things we brought up ++

  1. Read the Article: Female Voiceover Talent Self-Inflict Their Own Wage Gap

  2. Read the Followup Article

  3. Recorded on ipDTL

Full Episode Transcript

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