State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg Releases Equal Pay Findings Report
BOSTON — The State Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) released their Findings Report on the 2021 EqualPayMA Roundtables at a virtual roundtable discussion featuring State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg and other panelists last Thursday. The Findings Report addresses the need for a shift in how employees are treated by offering a detailed list of actions that the legislature and the private sector can take to create a just working environment.
Throughout the event, panelists highlighted how the pandemic affected women and people of color in Massachusetts, and how it shed light on the jobs and people that our economy relies on most. These discussions led to calls for legislation and workplace policy changes that would increase pay transparency, offer flexibility for workers, and more.
The March 24th panel included leading women fighting for equal pay:
State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg | Special remarks
State Representative Patricia Haddad | 5th Bristol District and Co-Chair of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators
Dr. Marlene Kim | Professor of Economics at UMass Boston
Adaeze Nduaguba | Wage Equity now
“The 2022 EqualPayMA event continued the necessary conversations about creating an equitable workplace. We focused on the important role that employers have, and how they can support all people within their organizations,” said State Treasurer Deborah B. Goldberg. “The findings provide us with the framework needed to develop programs that will help us achieve a great deal more."
The Findings Report is published on OEE’s website, and the event recording is available on YouTube. Throughout 2022, OEE will host several free virtual salary negotiation workshops with the American Association of University Women (AAUW). Registration for spring trainings is available on OEE’s website and below.
Virtual Salary Negotiation Training
Stay tuned for more EqualPayMA events and salary negotiation trainings by visiting OEE’s events page.
About the Office of Economic Empowerment
On the first day she took office, Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE) with the goal of increasing financial stability for everyone in Massachusetts. The office works to promote programs that serve women, families, high school students, Veterans, and seniors. Its initiatives focus on closing the race and gender wage gap, racial equity, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.