Close the Gap

At UKG, our purpose is people. And we believe that all employees should be compensated fairly and consistently.

That’s why we’re pledging to do our part to close the wage gap that impacts the dreams of many hard-working, dedicated people doing their part to support their families and our economy.

Watch the video, then read on to learn how the wage gap impacts lives and what UKG is doing to help balance the pay scales.

Close the Gap

UKG Partners with the National Women’s Soccer League to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap

This historic partnership makes UKG the first-ever title sponsor of the NWSL Challenge Cup, increasing the Cup bonus pool tenfold in 2022, and the total pool will more than double again in 2023. The 2023 UKG NWSL Challenge Cup will be the first-ever women’s professional soccer tournament to achieve pay equity with their U.S. peers in the men’s game.

UKG Multimillion-Dollar Pay Equity Initiative

UKG Multimillion-Dollar Pay Equity Initiative

Pay equity is critical to the health and welfare of the people it impacts. But it’s also critical to the success of all businesses — including our own — and we pledge to continue to invest in education, training, and the technology and tools we use to ensure equity for our own people. We pledge to help our customers do the same by investing in the technology and tools that support their own equitable pay practices.

But we’re also pledging to do more through our UKG Close the Gap Initiative.

What We're Doing to Support Pay Equity

  • Close the Gap Commitment: To help close the wage gap, UKG is contributing 18¢ (the current gender wage gap) for every single employee paid each year via a UKG payroll solution toward the fight for pay equity. UKG payroll solutions are used to pay over 15 million employees per year, meaning UKG will make a $3 million investment in the critical programs and initiatives described below that support the fight for pay equity.

  • Philanthropic Support: UKG is announcing partnerships with four nonprofits that are focused on bringing greater access to education, career, opportunity, and pay equity to women, women of color, and other traditionally underrepresented groups: Grantmakers for Girls of Color,, Reboot Representation, and 9to5. These organizations help women, girls, and people of color, including Black, Latina, and Native American women, as well as those who identify as transgender, gain access to opportunity through education, enter the workforce, grow their careers, and advocate for critical policy changes to create equitable workforces.1

  • Pay Equity in America Research Study: UKG is launching its first pay equity in America research study in collaboration with Harvard Business Review to further highlight the existing pay gaps between men and women in the workforce, as well as progress employers are making nationwide to create more equitable conditions among all genders. Results of this study will be released in 2022.

  • Educational Resources and Awareness: UKG is partnering with experts to develop educational resources for best practices in HR, compensation planning, recruiting, and hiring that are known to establish pay equity and make these resources publicly available for all. In addition, UKG is launching a pay equity awareness campaign, launching in December 2021, that will focus on building awareness of the gender wage gap through broadcast and digital media platforms.

    Let's support pay equity.
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Meet Our Pay Equity Partners

We’re proud to partner with reputable organizations supporting pay equity initiatives.

Brian Reaves

Pay inequity continues to be a pervasive problem across the world. As an organization whose purpose is people, we know that an individual’s income impacts every aspect of life, including their health, wellness, family, and future.

We’re joining the chorus of voices demanding fair pay for all and going a step further by
committing funds to encourage meaningful and permanent change to close this wage gap.

Brian Reaves, Chief Belonging, Diversity, and Equity Officer at UKG

A Proven Track Record of Supporting Equity

UKG is a global leader committed to inspiring workforces and business innovation worldwide. Our HCM and workforce management products are built to remove bias and potential imbalances and build fairness into hiring practices, employee scheduling, as well as performance and compensation management.

The percentage of women in our UKG global workforce

The percentage of women in our UKG workforce in the U.S.

The percentage of UKG new hires in the U.S. that are women

The percentage of UKG managers that are women

What Can You Do to Take Action?

What Can You Do to Take Action?

We encourage everyone to step up and spread the word to close the wage gap.

The first step is learning more. Visit our Pay Equity Resources and Insights page where you’ll find educational information, learning opportunities, and other valuable resources that will help you take an active approach to foster change.

Help balance the pay scales.

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1The Women’s Philanthropy Institute. (2020). The Women & Girls Index 2020: Measuring Giving to Women’s and Girls’ Causes. Retrieved from
2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021). 2020 Annual Report: Highlights of Women's Earnings. Retrieved from