Achieving Equal Pay by Consulting for Employers, Employees, and Policy Makers
Katie Donovan is a pay equity consultant and speaker. Her company, Equal Pay Negotiations LLC, is dedicated to achieving equal pay by consulting for all the stakeholders: employees, employers, and policy makers. The consulting with individuals is to negotiate their pay and benefits. The consulting with employers and policy makers is to eliminate the unintended biases in the hiring, promotion, and review processes. Katie brings a unique and pragmatic perspective to the work due to her 360-degree background in employment, which includes account management at a staffing firm and an applicant-tracking developer, and as a managing director of a trade association.
Ms. Donovan’s involvement on the women’s economic equality issues goes beyond her work. Ms. Donovan is a founding and steering committee member of the MA Equal Pay Coalition and a co-president of the MA branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). She innovated banning salary history questions to close the gender pay gap. The recently signed Massachusetts Equal Pay Law is the first law in the nation to include such a provision. More than twenty states and municipalities are following Massachusetts’ lead with bills and executive orders to end the practice.
Ms. Donovan speaks and conducts workshops on equal pay, salary negotiations, and unintended biases in hiring at such venues as Harvard Business School, NASDAQ, Women in Construction, SEUI Interns and Residents, Society of Women Engineers, and Mom Corps. She is a sought after commentator on pay equity and women in business by media including Mashable, BBC, SELF Magazine, Forbes, NPR, Huffington Post, and more.
Ms. Donovan earned her MBA from McCallum School of Business, Bentley University in Waltham, MA and a BA in Economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
Katie grew up in Chelsea, MA and has stayed close to her roots, as has her extended family. She loves Boston and its two best sports, Red Sox baseball and politics. When not working, she can be found enjoying Boston and Cape Cod with friends and family, practicing yoga, kayaking, and baking.
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