White House Equal Pay Pledge

“We applaud the growing number of countries that have already made significant progress in closing their gender wage gap. Despite passage of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which requires equal pay for equal work, the gender pay gap in the United States persists. Women working full-time earn only 79 percent of men’s wages, and we are committed to taking action individually and collectively to reduce that national pay gap.


We believe that businesses must play a critical role in reducing the national pay gap. Toward that end, we commit to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across occupations; reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers; and embedding equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives. We pledge to take these steps as well as identify and promote other best practices that will close the national wage gap to ensure fundamental fairness for all workers.”

Companies that have signed the White House Equal Pay Pledge:


  • A.T. Kearney
  • Accenture
  • Airbnb
  • Akamai Technologies
  • Amazon
  • American Airlines
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Apple
  • BCG
  • Buffer
  • Care.com
  • CEB

Mission Statement:

The Employers for Pay Equity consortium is comprised of companies that understand the importance of diversity and inclusion, including ensuring that all individuals are compensated equitably for equal work and experience and have an equal opportunity to contribute and advance in the workplace.  We are committed to collaborating to eliminate the national pay and leadership gaps for women and ethnic minorities.  Toward that end, we have come together to share best practices in compensation, hiring, promotion, and career development as well as develop strategies to support other companies’ efforts in this regard.  By doing so, we believe we can have a positive effect on our workforces that, in turn, makes our companies stronger and delivers positive economic impact.

  • Stella McCartney
  • Target
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • The Hartford
  • The Hershey Company
  • The Libra Group
  • Unilever
  • Visa
  • VMware

Employers for Pay Equity

The Employers for Pay Equity Consortium is hosted by Simmons College. For more on how to get involved, contact Elisa van Dam at elisa.vandam@Simmons.edu.

  • Chobani
  • Cisco
  • CVS Health
  • Deloitte
  • Delta Airlines
  • Dropbox
  • Dunkin' Brands
  • Expedia, Inc.
  • EY
  • Facebook
  • Gap Inc.
  • General Motors
Employers for Pay Equity
  • Glassdoor
  • GoDaddy
  • Hilton
  • IBM
  • IKEA US
  • Intel
  • Jet.com
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • LinkedIn
  • L'Oréal USA
  • MailChimp
  • Microsoft
  • MuleSoft
  • Nike
  • Patagonia
  • PepsiCo
  • Pinterest
  • Popcorn Heaven
  • PwC
  • Rebecca Minkoff
  • Salesforce
  • Slack
  • Spotify
  • Staples

In The News:​

Equal pay consortium collaborating to help close gender pay gap

Source: PR Newswire

GoDaddy Partners with Growing List of Companies Working for Women’s Equality. GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small business, is joining forces with a growing consortium of U.S. companies to help promote best practices and share ideas to eliminate the gender pay gap.
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​Source: Fortune

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Believe It or Not, Women Are Doing Better

Source: Bloomberg View

It's easy to get the impression, as the U.S. celebrates the 45th annual Women's Equality Day today, that the march toward equality has slowed to a crawl. Allow me to disagree.

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Source: the White House Consortium Blog
On June 14th, 2016, at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, President Obama announced a new Equal Pay Pledge signed by 28 of America’s leading businesses committed to closing the gender pay gap. In his remarks, he called on more businesses to step up and pledge themselves to gender equality.

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Fact Sheet: White House Announces New Commitments to the Equal Pay Pledge
Source: the White House
Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was certified and the right to vote was secured.

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Presidential Proclamation -- Women's Equality Day, 2016
Source: the White House
Nearly one century ago, with boundless courage and relentless commitment, dedicated women who had marched, advocated, and organized for the right to cast a vote finally saw their efforts rewarded on August 26, 1920, when the 19th Amendment was certified and the right to vote was secured.

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​Stevenson on Women's Equality Day and newly launched Employers for Pay Equity

Source: Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan

“It’s easy to get the impression, as the U.S. celebrates the 45th annual Women’s Equality Day today, that the march toward equality has slowed to a crawl.

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Apple, Target and others sign White House equal pay pledge

Source: CNNMoney (New York)

A group of 29 large companies have signed a White House pledge to help close the wage gap between men and women.

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godaddy pledges Equal pay for women in the workforce

Source: The Garage

It’s been more than half a century since the passage of the Federal Equal Pay Act of 1963 — but fair pay remains elusive for millions of women working full-time in the United States.

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GoDaddy Joins Equal Pay Pledge To Help Close The Gender Pay Gap

Source: PR Newswire

GoDaddy Inc. (NYSE: GDDY), the world's largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, has joined the federal 'Equal Pay Pledge' aimed at closing the gender pay gap between men and women in the United States

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