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WGR Leadership Institute: Wrestling with the Wage Gap
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Join us as Bloomberg Government and WGR release the findings from our second salary survey, focused on the salaries of those in the government relations profession.

When: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Where: Bloomberg Government
1101 K Street, NW
5th Floor
Washington, District of Columbia  20005
United States
Contact: WGR

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Event Description

The issue of equal pay continues to dominate the conversation across the globe- not only do women make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes, the numbers are even worse when breaking it down further by race and ethnicity. Our panel of experts will discuss how we can address the wage gap—from potential internal policies and procedures an organization can implement to possible legislative solutions.    


  • Emily Martin, Vice President for Education & Workplace Justice, National Women's Law Center
  • Portia Wu, Director, Workforce Policy, Microsoft
  • Delegate Elizabeth Guzman, Virginia House of Delegates, District 31
  • Danielle Parnass, Legislative Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Moderator: Arielle Elliott, President, Bloomberg Government

Lunch will be provided.

This is a free, WGR members only event. 

Women in Government Relations and our partner Bloomberg Government are proud to present the results from our second compensation report highlighting trends shaping government professionals’ careers, with a focus on gender gaps as they relate to salary, compensation, benefits, and other offerings. Thank you everyone who participated in the collection of this data and development of this report. Here are some key takeaways:

  • The gender gap is real. On average, women make 68 cents on the dollar compared to men. 
  • There are signs of gender salary adjustments taking place. 2017 to 2018 base salary increases are higher among women than men.
  • Men are more likely than women to agree with the statement “men and women at my organization are paid equally for the same jobs".

We invite you to share this report and its findings with your network of friends and colleagues.

Download the key takeways

Download the full report 

Read WGR's policy statement on Closing the Wage Gap Within the Field of Government Relations.


The Leadership Institute sponsored by Bloomberg Government expands WGR’s programming with a focus on training and education for the mid-level professional. Bloomberg Government and WGR are dedicated to advancing and empowering women and this partnership provides an even greater impact for women in our field, personally and professionally.

WGR has partnered with Bloomberg Government to bring you the WGR Leadership Institute. By registering to attend, you are giving WGR permission to share your employer information with Bloomberg including name, title, organization and email.

This is event is off the record and not for press purposes.

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