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Full-time working women earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns according to the federal government.

In a discussion about salary inequality, Columbia Pictures executive turned entrepreneur, DeVon Franklin, 37, advised

women to be their #1 advocate for fair compensation.

During an appearance on The Meredith Vieira Show, he said, “If you’re going in for the job, no matter what position it is,

doing the research, knowing what that job—that market value of the job—goes for” is a must.

For those wondering how to find that information, Franklin said “Google is a huge resource,” with its host of rich articles

and expert information in the public domain.

The under-forty exec managed to climb all the way up to senior vice president of production at Columbia Pictures

before inking a deal with Sony to launch his own production company called Franklin Entertainment.

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