Equal Pay Negotiations LLC

Pragmatic Solutions to Achieve Pay Equity

Workshops, & Speaking Engagements

Attendees say:

“Katie is a dynamic speaker and engaged the room immediately.”

“Truly Phenomenal!”         “WOWed”         “Brilliant”        

“HUGE Success”          “profoundly impactful”       “humor and sass”

I have never seen a crowd so engaged, interactive and big at the conference

Speaking Engagements and Workshops Experience Includes:

Katie has spoken at 100s of venues including

1) Colleges and Universities including Harvard, University of North Carolina, and University of California Los Angeles,

2) Professional Associations including CFA Society of LA, Society of Women Engineers, Women Investing for Sustainable Economy, and American Academy of Neurology,  and

3) Employers including NASDAQ, Cisco, Hallmark Cards and Lockton Companies.

Popular Speaking Topics

KEYNOTE SPEECH:  Love Your Job?  Great, Then Leave It!

Working while being a woman is tough.  The gender pay gap, sexual harassment, sexist dress codes, not being heard, and lack of advancement opportunity are just a few of the challenges we women face on a regular basis.  Often we wait until the last straw at one employer before searching for the next job.  But what if we left when we still love our job and still are improving our skills?  The empowerment of not being loyal to the company but loyal to your family and yourself breaks the chains and jumps you to the next level in your career.  Become motivated and empowered for more with this keynote.

KEYNOTE SPEECH:  Being a Trendsetter aka Change Agent

Katie is the architect of the widely praised ban on salary history in hiring which Massachusetts filed in January 2015 and signed into law in August 2016.  Within a few months of it becoming law more than 20 other states, municipalities, and territories have filed bills or passed laws to ban salary history questions in hiring  and close the gender pay gap as well as other pay gaps.  Come hear how a complete rookie at work and women equity introduced a novel solution, got it passed into law, and began a widely accepted trend while dealing with a dying mother, a condo association debacle as treasurer, and starting her own consulting firm Equal Pay Negotiations at the same time.  Learn the lessons Katie learned and get empowered to keep going when you know you are on to something yet are continuously hitting walls.

FOR EMPLOYEES: Knowing and Getting the Job’s Worth

Many teach “know your worth.”  Katie touts “knowing the job’s worth” because it is the more successful approach to pay equity and no longer being underpaid.  Key to successful negotiation is making it a objective as possible by knowing the job’s value.  It’s a successful approach that had one client triple her income in two years.   Even it you do not triple your income, negotiating will help you earn $1 million more in your career while eliminating your personal gender pay gap.   You will learn the expectations, preparation, and ultimately the language of pay and benefits negotiation.   The session will include:

  • Research the market value of the job
  • When the negotiation truly started
  • Words to continue the negotiation
  • Phrases to overcome management’s objections
  • How to end the negotiation on a good note

FOR EMPLOYERS:  The Best Offense is a Good Defense for Pay and Leadership Equity

Most employers are working towards an equal and diverse workforce but despite best efforts, many continue to struggle. Unfortunately, even with the best of efforts, every employers has some people who makes biased decisions. Trying to change people has not garnered the desired outcome.  Implementing checks and balances to minimize and eliminate their impact will get you to your desired outcome while eliminating liability.  Many steps in the hiring, promotions, and compensation processes are fraught with opportunity for bias (conscious and unconscious).

  • Bonus structures
  • Desired compensation questions
  • Employee referral programs

Come learn how to move the needle pay and leadership equity with the pay equity expert who introduced the widely acclaimed elimination of salary history from the hiring process.

Schedule Katie as a Speaker for Organization or Group


2 comments on “Workshops, & Speaking Engagements

  1. elizabethpetrylee
    September 13, 2011

    What a valuable resource in our work with women seeking to advance professionally to become financially prosperous and in reaching their full potential. i am delighted to learn more from your insightful and practical articles. Thank you. Elizabeth Petry-Lee WomenVenture

    • Katie Donovan
      September 14, 2011

      Elizabeth, Thank you for the kind words.

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