Giving Compass' Take:

• In examining the current status of the gender pay gap, Global Citizen points to prominent examples of female actresses, pundits and other personalities who got compensated significantly less than their male counterparts.

• From Hollywood to the boardroom, this disparity is stark. What can nonprofits and advocates do to make sure the term "equal pay for equal work" applies across all industries?

• Here are more details of what the gender pay gap looks like worldwide.

The overall gender pay gap is 18.1% in Britain — meaning that on average, men earn that much more than women. Paying a man more for exactly the same job is actually illegal.

But that doesn’t mean it doesn’t still appear to happen on an alarmingly regular basis.

And while we don’t want to confuse the true definition of the gender pay gap — reminder, it’s men on average earning more than women — here are some truly staggering examples of incredible pay disparities that have been reported for the same role.

Earlier this month, at the Women’s Equality Party conference, Sandi Toskvig revealed to audible gasps from her audience that she is paid just 40% of her predecessor Stephen Fry’s salary, for hosting TV panel show QI.

Martina Navratilova — one of the most successful tennis players of all time — revealed in March that she was paid 10 times less than her male co-star John McEnroe for the 2017 Wimbledon tennis championship coverage.

Early on in the gender pay gap debate of recent years, Jennifer Lawrence spoke out about the difference in her pay for the film American Hustle, compared to her co-star Bradley Cooper. According to an email leaked during a cyber attack on Sony Entertainment, Lawrence — at the time the world’s highest paid actress — received 7% of the film’s proceeds, compared to Cooper’s 9%.

Read the full article about when women got paid less than men for doing the same job by Imogen Calderwood at Global Citizen.