Why should I join?

Pay Up is a community for women who want to support each other and get closer to closing the gender gap. Pay Up is a safe space to ask the questions you might otherwise not ask; conversations on Pay Up channels are confidential and off the record.

We’ll do our best to keep the conversation lively with reading material, workshops, moderated discussions and Q&As that will help you get the most out of your community.


“This group has changed my day to day in so many ways. Being able to quickly crowdsource ideas, talk about issues I’m facing, and get support from a group of inspiring women (as well as give it!) has been so huge for my sense of well-being. I’m more informed about women’s issues, have gotten advice on how to handle situations in my own workplace, and am able to realize that I’m not alone, and not crazy or asking too much. I feel so supported and so happy to be a part of this group!” -- Sara Barr

“I love Pay Up because it’s an inclusive community for women to share their experiences in the workplace. There are opportunities for everyone to ask for help and to provide others with guidance since we all come from various backgrounds, have different work experiences, and life experiences. I feel so connected to all the women even though we’ve never met in person and am inspired by how honest and empowering our conversations are.” - Tricia Cervenan

How do I sign up?

If you’d like to join the conversation, fill out this Google form with your information, and we’ll be in touch with you. We welcome a range of career paths, gender identities and backgrounds.

Ground rules

The purpose of this community is to provide a safe space for women to discuss the many ways that money influences their professional lives, from salary negotiations to career paths and everything in between.

This is a safe space, which means conversations in this community are off the record and confidential. Please respect this space we have created.

As this forum is moderated by staff of The Washington Post, some conversations will inspire future web content for the Post. At this time, the group's posts are private to its members. The idea is that information you provide should NOT be shared outside the page without expressed permission of members. But please know that we cannot verify every single person who is allowed to join. Email the moderator with any concerns. No names or quotes will be used without community members’ explicit permission.

Be kind to each other. Hate speech of any type will not be tolerated. As such, we ask that conversation stays civil and free of personal attacks. A good conversation might reference politics, but this is not the place for partisan speech.

This group is moderated by Washington Post staff members; we will occasionally share our findings and reporting with you. But more importantly, this is a space for you. Feel free to use this space as a venue to promote personal/professional projects with your community, but no affiliate links or advertisements are allowed.