Leaders for Equity & #EqualPay (LEEP) Toolkit: June 8th Lunch Hour Launch Event

Join Change The Story VT, our partnership initiative with Vermont Works for Women, and the Vermont Women's Fund for the launch of the innovative new Leaders for Equity and Equal Pay (LEEP) Toolkit Tuesday, June 8th, noon to 1:00 PM.

The LEEP Toolkit is an easy-to-use, free-to-you resource crafted by experts in the field, to ensure gender and racial pay equity at your organization.

Over the past year, the Change The Story VT initiative partnered with Sadowski Consulting Services and seven Vermont employers to develop the LEEP Toolkit. The LEEP Toolkit includes:

  • The Equity Management Tool (EMT), an Excel-based resource for small and mid-size employers (< 400 employees) to run their own in-house, ongoing gender and racial equal pay reviews.

  • A companion 60-page resource written by compensation expert Frank Sadowski. “The Pay Equity Playbook: Tools for Small and Mid-Size Organizations” highlights context and issues behind pay inequity, shares case studies, guides readers through the use of the EMT, and offers how-tos for change.

Once launched, the LEEP Toolkit will be housed on all Change The Story partner websites and will be free of charge to encourage Vermont employers to conduct their own gender and racial pay equity audits and lead the way to #EqualPay.

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At our lunch hour launch event, you’ll be introduced to the innovative new Equity Management Tool and companion Playbook, learn from state and national pay equity experts, and be inspired by Vermont employers who have implemented workplace pay equity practices.

You'll hear from Vermont employers, compensation experts and LEEP Toolkit developers in a roundtable discussion featuring:

  • Mara Neufeld Rivera,Society for Human Resource Management - Senior Certified Professional, Vice President/Head of People & Culture at Chroma Technology Corporation
  • Lisa Yaeger, Chief Equity, People & Culture Officer at Vermont Foodbank
  • Duane Peterson, Co-President and Founder of SunCommon
  • Krysta Sadowski, Equity & Talent Strategy Consultant
  • Frank Sadowski, Sadowski Consulting Services

The discussion is moderated by Kerin Durfee, Commissioner with Vermont Commission on Women and the new Director of Burlington’s Human Resources Department.

You'll take away a deeper knowledge of gender and racial pay equity from special guest Evelyn Murphy, Ph.D. economist, founder and president of the nationwide, grassroots activist organization The WAGE Project, Inc., and author of Getting Even: Why Women Don’t Get Paid Like Men and What To Do About It. Dr. Murphy was the first woman to hold constitutional office in Massachusetts when she was elected Lt. Governor in the mid-80s, having served previously as the state’s Secretary of Environmental Affairs, and as Secretary of Economic Affairs. She currently serves as co-chair of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council, a public-private partnership dedicated to eliminating the gender/racial wage gap in the greater Boston area.

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