The White House announced on Wednesday that AEM is one of 44 new signatories to the White House Equal Pay Pledge.
The White House launched the Equal Pay Pledge in June at the first-ever United State of Women Summit, encouraging companies from across the American economy to take action to advance equal pay.
The 44 newly-committed employers (including AEM) bring the total number to more than one hundred companies and organizations that collectively employ millions of Americans.
By signing the Equal Pay Pledge, these employers are:
- Acknowledging the critical role businesses must play in reducing the national pay gap.
- Committing to conducting an annual company-wide gender pay analysis across occupations.
- Reviewing hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers.
- Embedding equal pay efforts into broader enterprise-wide equity initiatives.
- Pledging to take these steps as well as identify and promote other best practices that will close the national wage gap to ensure fundamental fairness for all workers.
“At AEM, we have taken the pledge to support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act,” said Megan Tanel, AEM senior vice president, exhibitions and events. “The policies included in this Act ensure fair pay for all Americans.
“Typically, a woman in the United States only earns 79 percent of what a typical man earns all year. As we at AEM consider diversity within our committees and boards, supporting this Act is an easy way to show our commitment to at least one class considered under diversity of workforce. I encourage all of our members to consider it too.”
For more information, visit www.whitehouse.gov/webform/white-house-equal-pay-pledge.