The Early Days Of Hoda Kotb's Profession Have been Marked With A Battle Many Ladies Know Properly

Many people have witnessed the beautiful transformation of Hoda Kotb, and her profession path is really inspiring. After commencement, she stored getting rejected from jobs time and again, however she did not quit. When she lastly obtained a job supply from a CBS station in Greenville, Mississippi, issues did not prove as she had hoped.

At first, Kotb bought seen for her expertise and continued to climb the profession ladder. In 1998, she joined NBC as a “Dateline” correspondent. Sadly, her wage was so low that she discovered herself residing paycheck to paycheck. “I do know for years I used to be positively making a fraction of what my male co-anchors had been making. I really by no means requested as a result of I did not wish to be troublesome,” Kotb confessed on an episode of “At present with Hoda & Jenna” (through Individuals).

The daytime broadcaster has additionally recalled how she struggled to pay her payments. “I used to be like, ‘I will pay this one, after which pay that one.'” Sadly, hundreds of thousands of different ladies are going through the identical gender wage hole downside. In accordance with the U.S. Division of Labor, ladies working full-time earn round 83.7% lower than their male counterparts. The gender pay hole is even worse for Black, Hispanic, and older ladies.