Gender Pay Gap
Although the gender pay gap has narrowed since the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963, women still earn 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in the U.S. and approximately 70.2 cents in the state of Utah. The gap is even wider for Utah women of color. Depending on the metric, Utah is ranked between 45th and 50th as one of the worst states for this gap. The Gender Pay Gap spoke focuses on narrowing this gap through bringing together organizations and individuals who want to work on societal and institutional change. This includes, but not limited to, efforts around identifying and sharing best practices, considering and changing culture, finding ways to shift messaging, encouraging and expanding education, creating opportunities and pathways, and engaging in strategic public policy.
Katie Witt is a seasoned community advocate with over a decade of experience in public policy, local government, and community development. She is adept at bringing people and organizations together to achieve common goals.
External Affairs Director, Comcast
Deneiva Knight is the External Affairs Director for Comcast. In addition to leading local government affairs, media relations, and community impact initiatives, she has a passion for getting outside and enjoying all the benefits nature has to offer.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Gender Pay Gap spoke leaders, affiliates, and participants are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030. These goals will be linked to measurable outcomes, connected to visual dashboards, and will be posted in June of 2023. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes.