Why Ellen Pao's No Negotiation Gambit Will Be Good For Women (And Everybody Else)

It will almost certainly have the intended effect of dramatically decreasing the pay difference between negotiators and non-negotiators (which has a gender correlation, and possibly culture/ethnic/race correlations too).

It won’t necessarily entirely remove it. For example, if I get slotted as a junior engineer and therefore my salary is $X, is it possible that I could argue to be considered something else and get a higher salary? Maybe.

However, just because these loop holes exist doesn’t mean that the policy isn’t having the intended effect. It’s not like it’s an all-or-nothing deal.