Equity Pledge

For a Workplace Where Women Thrive

Women in the United States:

Make an average of 82 cents for every $1.00 paid to their male counterparts.

Make far less if they are in a minority group.

AT OUR CURRENT RATE OF WAGE GROWTH:

It will be 73 years before women achieve parity.

 

Most babies born today will have aged out of the workforce without ever seeing equal pay become a reality.

Can the convention community be a catalyst for change?

Join Columbus and the Columbus Women’s Commission in signing the Equity Pledge, and take steps that will help move the needle toward equality for women in our industry.

Many of your colleagues in the business events industry have already signed the Equity Pledge:

Here's what you can do to commit to equality in the workplace:

Join the Movement!

Be part of the community affecting positive change towards workplace equity by joining Columbus in signing the Equity Pledge.

1.
 
UNDERSTAND

1. UNDERSTAND

Learn about the economic impact of pay inequality, how implicit bias contributes to the issue and the disproportionate impact across different races and ethnicities.

Resources:

  • ​Connect with Columbus Women's Commission onsite at PCMA Convening Leaders 2020 or by calling 614-645-7008

2. ANALYZE

Analyze the economic impact that your events have on your company and on the local economies where you do business, through the lens of women- and minority-owned businesses.

  • Audit your salaries – do they align with equal pay practices?

  • Audit your vendors and suppliers:

    • ​Are your existing suppliers women- or minority-owned businesses, or do they commit to supporting equity?

    • Are there opportunities to partner with suppliers that are women- or minority-owned businesses and/or that commit to equity?

2.
 
ANALYZE

3. ACT

  • Commit to leverage the impact of your events by procuring services from women- and minority-owned businesses and/or vendors who commit to pay equity.

  • Engage women in mentorship in the workplace including disproportionately affected women of color.

3.
 
ACT

4. SHARE

  • Share your new knowledge of pay equity and implicit bias with your team.

4.
 
SHARE
 
 
EQUITY PLEDGE
By filling in this form, I commit to Understand, Analyze, Act and Share – the steps to building a workplace where everyone thrives (as described above).

Thank you for commiting to equity in the workplace.