Katie Donovan is a pay equity expert and sought-after media commentator working with all the stakeholders (employees, self-employed, entrepreneurs, employers, and policy makers) to address the processes in hiring and compensation decisions that assume we already have equality in pay and thus prevent us from achieving it. That is why in 2012, Donovan introduced ending the use of salary history questions to narrow the gender pay gap and got the provision in the 2016 Massachusetts Pay Equity Law. Ten states have followed with executive orders and laws as has 9 local jurisdictions. She consults with employees on how to maneuver through this processes and with employers on the use of processes that acknowledge that pay and representation is not yet equal for women, people of color, the LGBTQ community and many more. Donovan speaks and conducts workshops on equal pay, salary negotiations, and hiring practices at such venues as Harvard Business School, Cisco, NASDAQ, Women in Construction, and American Academy of Neurologists. She is a sought-after commentator on pay equity and women in business by media including Mashable, BBC, Hollywood Reporter, Slate, Forbes, NPR, Huffington Post, and more.
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