In Utah, we’ve long been told our state has a pay equity problem. Full-time working women earn 71 cents for every dollar a man makes, according to Utah’s Department of Workforce Services. We also know women make choices that affect their pay—taking career breaks to care for children, thus creating gaps on their resumes; selecting lower-wage professions; not pursuing graduate degrees; neglecting to negotiate wages, etc. It seems easy to explain away the wage gap, but is it?
Linda Llewelyn, Health Catalyst’s Chief People Officer, shares with Utah Business the strategies Health Catalyst implemented in order to achieve pay parity at the organization as well as other efforts undertaken by the company.