When a Gap Becomes a Sinkhole: Addressing Wage Disparity in a Balanced Way

Inclusion 2019: Shifting Workplace Culture
Learn to navigate—and correct—the gender wage gap without losing sight of the values that make your business successful.

Navigating the turbulent nature of pay disparities can be like sailing next to an iceberg: The problem seems to have a clear solution at first, but quickly you realize there is a lot more there than meets the eye and a lot of it has to do with perception. This session will examine the careful balance between addressing a gender pay imbalance and the consequences of overcorrecting through the lens of one technology company's experience.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn the steps you can take to uncover, and repair, any discriminatory wage disparities using data and analysis.
  • Discover how to define pay equality within your organization and use it to determine what pay equality looks like at every level.
  • Understand the value of transparency between company executives and employees and how to implement it to drive the best outcomes.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

Elizabeth Brown


Elizabeth Brown is currently the Chief People Officer at Unity Technologies. Prior to Unity, she led HR at Trulia, an online real estate website. She spent several years helping grow Trulia including playing a critical role in the Zillow/Trulia acquisition integration.

Prior to joining Trulia, Elizabeth spent two years at LinkedIn leading HR for the Global Sales and Operations group and the HR International team. In this role, she was at the forefront of hyper-growth and led the team to deliver 100 percent year-over-year headcount growth and opened several international LinkedIn offices. Elizabeth also served as an industry thought leader on recruiting, scaling organizations, culture, and leadership. Previously, she held several HR leadership positions at Microsoft Corporation and Intuit. Elizabeth received her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She was recently honored as one of San Francisco’s Most Influential Business Women.

Salon FGH (Third Floor)
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Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Ethical Practice
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
Leadership & Navigation
Intended Audience: 
Intermediate (Fostering DEI)
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