Achieving Equal Pay by Consulting for Employers, Employees, and Policy Makers
Katie Donovan is an equal pay consultant, and keynote speaker. Her company, Equal Pay Negotiations LLC, is dedicated to achieving equal pay by consulting with employees and candidates on negotiation of employment compensation and with policy makers on 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 member of the MA Equal Pay Coalition and a co-president of the Massachusetts branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW). She first introduced the topics of salary history and inclusion of pay in job advertisements to the discussion of equal pay in a 2012 Change.org petition. By the end 2016, many are following Massachusetts’ lead to enact legislation to restrict salary history’s use and some experts consider ending salary history in hiring to be the most effective means an employer can take to close pay gaps.
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, Association of American University Women, University of North Carolina, and Mom Corps. She is frequently quoted by and contributes to media including Mashable, Biz Woment, 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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