The BBC said it performed better than many organisations on equal pay and an audit had found no systemic discrimination. It sucks that you're getting paid less than men. Equality Act 2010 means no hiding place for shameful discrimination against women.
Europe editor Katya Adler, the BBC's only other female editor in foreign news, did not feature in the disclosures, meaning her pay was less than 150,000 pounds.
The BBC has kept secret details of which women had pay rises - but the Mail revealed past year that Newsnight host Emily Maitlis had her salary hiked by more than £50,000.
Gracie's protest has prompted a huge outpouring of support on social media, with scores of female BBC journalists using the #IStandWithCarrie hashtag to pledge solidarity with the journalist.
The BBC said "fairness in pay" was "vital" to the corporation. But last July I learned that in the previous financial year, both men earned at least 50 per cent more than both women.
Gracie claims many women have sought pay equality "through internal negotiation but managers still deny there is a problem".
In a pay disclosure a year ago, North America editor Jon Sopel was listed as having a salary of between £200,000 and £249,999, while Middle East editor Jeremy Bowen earned between £150,000 and £199,999.
She said she was leaving her role in Beijing after learning she earned less than male global editors, despite stressing when she accepted the position "that I must be paid equally with my male peers".
The BBC's former China editor Carrie Gracie says her bosses have not contacted her since she left the role in a dispute over the broadcaster's gender pay gap. "Nor could I stay silent and watch the BBC perpetuate a failing pay structure by discriminating against women". Instead, they prevaricate and procrastinate, offer her a pay rise that still would not have delivered parity, and repeatedly fail to believe her warnings that she would resign if they did not treat her complaint seriously.
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After tweeting "wish me luck" earlier on Monday, Gracie was back on air presenting BBC Radio 4's Today program alongside John Humphrys, the BBC's highest-paid news presenter with a salary of between STG600,000 and STG649,999 (NZ$1.1m to NZ$1.22m).
It called for urgent changes to the BBC's culture, which she said routinely led women to be paid less than their male colleagues.
"It said there were differences between roles which justified the pay gap, but it has refused to explain these differences", Gracie said.
This past year has shown how unfair women have been treated in the workplace. I believe you have a right to know that it is breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure", she said. "On pay, the BBC is not living up to its stated values of trust, honesty and accountability. Women have to win only two out of three sets to win Grand Slam tournaments, while men have to win three out of five sets.
The BBC, the publicly-funded body that we trust to report the news on issues like the gender pay gap, is, inevitably, as bad at equal pay as the companies it runs news stories on. "Let us honour that courageous generation by making this the year we win equal pay", she continued.
The BBC has since been accused of censorship after presenters who expressed their support for equal pay were barred from covering the story around Gracie's resignation.
But in the meantime, we'll have to rely on strong women like Carrie Gracie to keep the spotlight on the issue.
The Twitterverse was quick to point out the irony of the situation.