Equal Pay Signing Day in Hamilton County!

Over 40 Local Employers Commit to the Hamilton County Commission on Women & Girls' Annual Pay Equity Commitment

Pay Equity signing day

Over 40 local employers are committing to pay equity at the Hamilton County Commission on Women & Girls' annual Pay Equity Commitment Signing Day. The voluntary Pay Equity Commitment developed by the Commission on Women & Girls is part of Hamilton County's broader commitment to advancing pay equity within the region. The Pay Equity Commitment provides strategies to implementing specific solutions to help close the gender- and race-based pay gaps in Hamilton County.

Biases and lack of access to promotions, bonuses, and flexibility contribute to consistently lower earnings for women and disproportionately women of color. Hamilton County's Pay Equity Commitment goes beyond requesting commitment to equal pay for equal work, and asks employers to remedy other disparities contributing to the gender wage gap. By signing the Hamilton County Pay Equity Commitment, local employers are pledging to set an example in pay equity in Hamilton County.

Participating Local Employers include:

Best Point Behavioral Education & Health
Bethany House
Center for Addiction Treatment
Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority
Cincinnati NAACP
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Cincinnati Works
Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio
Edith Institute
Emerge Manufacturing
Esoteric Brewing Company
Fechheimer Brothers Company
Good Government Group
Hamilton County Public Health
Hamilton County Sheriff
Hamilton County Treasurer
Ignite Philanthropy
Kaiker Development + Construction
Last Mile Food Rescue
Lighthouse Youth Services
Madison's at Findley Market
Making A Difference Staffing
Megen Construction
Reserve Squad 
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati
Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank
Taft Law
Tender Mercies
The Health Collaborative
Triversity Construction
Ulmer & Berne Cincinnati
Urban Fast Forward
YWCA Cincinnati 


On Tuesday, March 21 the Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation released findings of their study on pay transparency measures in the United States.

From salary history bans to providing pay ranges on job postings, pay transparency is on the rise. This growing movement is viewed as a strategic solution to addressing the gender and racial wage gap.

The Women's Fund report provides arguments and research on both pay transparency and pay confidentiality. They find there is even more evidence demonstrating that increased pay transparency has an overall positive impact on workers, as well as employers and organizations. Read the report here.

About the Commission on Women & Girls:
The Hamilton County Commission on Women & Girls was formed to give women and girls a seat at the table, turning rhetoric into action. The Commission is comprised of 20 community leaders and 10 high school student members appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The commission promotes the rights of women and girls and the ability to be fundamentally free in political, economic, social, cultural, and civil realms. The Commission on Women & Girls makes recommendations to the board, facilitates community partnership and engagement, promotes women leadership, and develops educational campaigns in alignment with the commission's commitment to give women and girls a seat at the table.

Pay Equity signing day group photo
Posted on 03/27/2023