SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH (April 2, 2019) — Today in honor of Equal Pay Day, the Salt Lake Chamber released the following statement:
“Utah leads the nation in economic growth, and yet in 2019, we still top the list of states with the highest gender wage gap. Today, on Equal Pay Day, the Salt Lake Chamber once again calls on Utah’s business community to make the conscious decision to evaluate and address the gender wage gap within their own organizations,” said Derek Miller, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance. “Our business community has the opportunity to lead out on this issue and show Utahns, and the nation, that we value equal pay for equal work. We have the power to correct the problem. “
The Salt Lake Chamber and Women’s Leadership Institute created a guidebook titled, “Best Practices Guide for Closing the Gender Wage Gap,” which includes policies, programs and actions companies can implement today. To learn more and to download the “Best Practices Guide for Closing the Gender Wage Gap,” click here.