Women's Commission

Back to School Playbook for Employers

Whether you are a longtime Columbus Commitment Adopter or you’ve recently signed, we invite you to our onboarding webinar scheduled on August 29, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. This hour will give you resources for your organization’s pay equity journey and ideas on how to secure quick wins you can use to address the wage gap. It will also provide you with upcoming opportunities and learnings offered by the commission.

Attendees will be able to ask questions to the commissioners. Have questions before the webinar? Email Christina Ratleff at CLRatleff@columbus.gov.


If you haven’t yet joined the Columbus Commitment, we invite you to watch some of our previous webinars to see what we do.

Columbus Women's Commission: The Columbus Commitment: Advancing Pay Equity in Our Community

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Christina Ratleff at CLRatleff@columbus.gov.

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther and First Lady Shannon Ginther are proud to announce six new Commissioners on the Columbus Women’s Commission.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made us more aware than ever of the disparities that exist in our community and, in particular, the significant impact of these disparities on women. Women are being forced to make difficult decisions as they attempt to balance school and work responsibilities.

The Columbus Women’s Commission compiled a playbook for local business leaders to provide potential workplace policies, programs and solutions to support their working families. It is our hope that this playbook will inform and inspire flexible, innovative workplace policies. We encourage central Ohio employers to collaborate with families so parents can fulfill both their parenting and work commitments.

Back to School Playbook for Employers(PDF, 858KB)

2017 Year-End Report(PDF, 4MB) 2019 Year-End Report(PDF, 3MB)

Six Action Steps

  • Start the conversation of implicit bias, unequal pay, etc with family and friends to raise awareness
  • Encourage women to run for office
  • Use social media tools to reach, engage, educate and empower the community to understand the issues and take action
  • Stay informed on issues/bills at your State legislatures that impact women
  • Build accountability measures to fight implicit bias within the workplace
  • Continue to be open to learning and challenging existing systems