The July 11th edition of The New Yorker has an article by Ken Auletta entitled A Woman's Place. Go to www.newyorker.com.
Before you decided TO NOT read it, do not let the title turn you away. For those of us who've been told to stay in our place - - the title conjures up unpleasant memories. Ken's article explores the world of women at the C-level in corporations. While their stories are compelling, they have little reference to world of work for those women who have children, are paid by-the-hour and, in total, make a significant contribution to a company's profitability, but cannot afford the at-home, personal support described by women such as Sheryl Sandberg.
Like apples and oranges - there are similarities. However, the differences outweigh them. At the C-Level (or senior management), for those women who choose to be Moms, they will need the support of others on the home front if they're willing to invest the time and energy to work their way up the corporate ladder.
It is at this point that the road will divide as a result of each person's personal belief in the statement "You can have it all". That statement, for me, is true if there is an addition or "but" added. You can have it all, but not at one time. When children are young - they require someone to be responsible for the children's whereabouts and safety. Live-in nannies or grandparents can be that necessary resource. Baby-sitter/day care resources have limited time/limited hours - - and only work for those who have set hours and/or a regular schedule.
So - read the report in The New Yorker, make your own decisions about A Woman's Place and we can talk about wage disparity another time.