The BBC’s former China editor, Carrie Gracie, said the reaction to her resignation from the post shows there is a “depth of hunger” for “equal, fair and transparent pay”.
Gracie cited pay inequality with male colleagues and was speaking as she co-presented the Today programme on BBC Radio 4 with veteran broadcaster John Humphrys.
She said the support she received from colleagues, MPs and the public had been “very moving”. The BBC has said there is “no systemic discrimination against women”.
Many expressed their support using the hashtag #IStandWithCarrie.
Meanwhile, a tweet by #BBCWomen, a group of more than 130 broadcasters and producers at the corporation, was being widely shared.