UKG and NWSL Partnership: More Than a Moment, It’s a Movement
UKG Chief BD&E Officer Brian Reaves discusses the fight for pay equity and why the NWSL is the perfect teammate.
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.
Learn what we’re doing to help balance the pay scales.
At UKG, our purpose is people™. 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 and read on to learn what we’re doing to help balance the pay scales.
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 business — 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. And we pledge to help our customers do the same by investing in the technology and tools that support their own equitable pay practices.
What We’re Doing to Support Pay Equity
The UKG Close the Gap Initiative will fund a number of critical programs, nonprofits, awareness-building efforts, education, and research in support of pay equity, including those listed below.
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 to fight for pay equity.
UKG has partnerships with Grantmakers for Girls of Color, LeanIn.org, 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
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.
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, the UKG pay equity awareness campaign, launched in December 2021, will focus on building awareness of the gender wage gap through broadcast and digital media platforms.
Support pay equality and open up new possibilities
On average, women in the U.S. make 18 percent less than their male counterparts. Let’s all do our part to support pay equality.
Meet Our Pay Equity Partners
We’re proud to partner with reputable organizations supporting pay equity initiatives.
We have 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 solutions are built to remove bias and potential imbalances and build fairness into hiring practices, employee scheduling, as well as performance and compensation management.
Recognition for gender equality
We’ve been recognized for our advancements and dedication to women in the workplace
Most recently UKG achieved a ranking of #16 on Fortune’s Best Workplaces for Women list and being named to the 2021 Top Companies for Women Technologists lists by AnitaB.org. We’ve also been rated by @Fairygodboss with multiple awards in 2021 for working towards gender equality, including a Best Company for Women, Best Company Where CEOs Support Gender Diversity, and Best Technology Company for Women.
What can you do to take action and help balance the pay scales?
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.
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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 https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/24544/wgi20-infographic.pdf