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The Columbus Commitment: 2nd Annual From Signature to Action

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On May 21, 2019 over 300 attendees learned together at the 2nd annual best practices event, the Columbus Commitment: From Signature to Action. The purpose of this event was to provide our adopting companies with strategies to make change as well as a space to share their experiences. Local leaders shared best practices and we learned from one another about how to address the issue of pay equity and gender equitable workplace policies.

Attendees heard from experts and leaders about their journey and how to take active, effective steps to reduce the wage gap. The morning kicked off with a leadership panel: 
• Moderated by: Gale King, Nationwide 
o Mayor Andrew Ginther, City of Columbus
o Francie Henry, Fifth Third Bank 
o Mike Kaufmann, Cardinal Health
o Denise M. Robinson, Alvis, Inc. 
Followed by a presentation The Changing Landscape of Pay Parity by Willis Towers Watson.

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The afternoon included two breakout sessions.
A. Pay Equity Analysis: Investigating Whether You Have a Problem, with Willis Towers Watson 
B. Building a Workplace where Everyone Thrives, a panel discussion 
o Moderated by Heather Whaling, Geben Communications 
 Susan Basso, The Ohio State University
 Nichole Brandon, City of Columbus
 Melissa Johnson, Cameron Mitchell Premier Events 
 Qiana Williams, OhioHealth 

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The event left attendees feeling inspired, motivated and armed with specific ideas to take action on closing the gender and race-based wage gap. Didn’t get to attend the event? You’re in luck! Access the breakfast session using this link:


Thank you to our Sponsors that made this event possible!

Presenting partners:

AEP Columbus Partnership  L Brands 2  

Nationwide        OhioHeath     


Huntington          Baker 2  Cardinal Health


 EMH and T2
  Jeffrey Lyttle,Columbus Women’s Commission