Welcome to the Women's Leadership Collaborative Tools + Resources page.
This page is updated regularly with the latest research studies, articles, tools and other content related to the pay gap, gender equality, and equity for women in general.
How to Secure Equal Pay for Black Women
From Center for American Progress, here are 10 concrete actions that employers can take to address Black women’s pay gap.
Employer Pay Equity Self-Audit
This 10-step guide helps you analyze your company's practices.
Black Women & the Pay Gap
New survey shows deepening impact of systemic racism and sexism on Black women amid crises.
Equal Pay Review Template
This tool, courtesy of Reward Strategies LLC, may be helpful to use as an audit to confirm your employees are being paid fairly against one another.
Wisconsin Policy Forum Research Commissioned by the WLC
Women’s median annual earnings remain lower than men’s in Milwaukee County and nationally. This pay gap varies considerably by occupation, and is influenced by gender differences in employment between and within occupational groups.
What Salary History Bans Reveal About Wages
Recently, a dozen US states have banned employer access to salary histories. This paper analyze the effects of these salary history bans on employer wage posting and on the pay of job changers.
History of the Equal Pay Act
Learn more about the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and other equal pay laws.
Earning Differences by Race & Ethnicity
Women of all major racial and ethnic groups earn less than men of the same group, and also earn less than White men.
The Root of the Problem
This article from WORKSPAN discusses the pros and cons of various pay gap remediation strategies.
Gender Wage Gap by Race & Ethnicity
Women of color in the United States experience the nation’s persistent and pervasive
gender wage gap most severely.
This free e-course from the American Association for University Women will give you the tools you need to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits.
Women in Wisconsin
The Wisconsin Women's Council conducts research on the status of women in Wisconsin, hosts programs, and produces publications, resource materials and fact sheets on social and policy issues affecting women and girls.
In observance of Equal Pay Day, PayScale has updated its popular Gender Pay Gap Report for 2020.
American Association for University Women
AAUW has comprehensive resources dedicated to eliminating the gender pay gap.
America's Women & Fair Pay
View resources from the National Partnership for Women & Families here.
Equal Pay Practices
In an effort to close the gender pay gap, Women's Foundation has developed equal pay best practices in partnership with the University of Missouri.
Women continue to experience the gender pay gap worldwide. View Catalyst resources on the pay gap all in one place.
Gaps by Occupation
2019 IWPR data for both women’s and men’s median weekly earnings for full-time work are available for 125 occupations.