The answer is: yes. Lots of young, middle aged and older women are impacted by the wage gap. One example of this is the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. The women's team is very talented, and they are unquestionably successful. The team has won 3 world cup titles, 4 olympic gold medals, 7 CONCACAF gold cups wins, and 10 Algarve cups. In fact, they are one of the most successful international women's teams. The U.S men’s team have come in 2nd and 3rd in these major tournaments, but they haven't won. This is one reason for the huge upset. The women’s team is obviously superior in their league compared to the men’s team, but they don’t get enough appreciation for that. In an interview, Hope Solo stated, "We are the best in the world, have three World Cup Championships, four Olympic Championships, and the USMNT [US Soccer Men’s National Team] get paid more just to show up then we get paid to win major championships."
Five players are taking the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) to court. They are charging them with wage discrimination. At one hearing, it was revealed that they women are being paid $30,000 each for making the world cup teams. At the same time, men are being paid $68,750 for making the team. This is not fair and justice is not served.
The projections are that in about 118 years the wage gap will be fully resolved. While a more optimistic view would say that as females are rising in the workplace we may see results happening faster than expected. We are in a time where women have jobs such as CEO’s of big companies and different jobs that everyone is entitled too. Hopefully, as women are moving into top jobs and different positions, they will help other women advance and flourish.