Hired Wins Industry-Leading Award, Showcasing Company’s Commitment to Ending Wage Inequality

We are thrilled to announce that Hired’s Equal Pay Day campaign was named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award for “Media Relations Campaign of the Year.” The award was announced on November 16  on stage at the 15th annual Stevie Awards for Women in Business in New York City.

At Hired, we believe that data and insights can build a more equitable future, but weak or incomplete data makes it difficult to diagnose and fix inequality in the workforce. In honor of Equal Pay Day 2018, we launched a media campaign to bring awareness to the existing wage gap in the tech industry and spark meaningful dialogue anchored in data from our marketplace. Since we have unprecedented visibility into salary preferences and offers, we hold ourselves accountable to sharing that data with the broader business community seriously, thereby empowering companies and tech workers to have critical discussions about salary.

Our campaign ran in early April in honor of Equal Pay Day in the US and leveraged our annual State of Wage Inequality data report, which examined what the gender wage gap looks like across different geographies, roles and industries. The report also looked at how race, LGBTQ+ status and age intersect with gender to impact salaries. The report was featured in publications like Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Inc. and Fast Company.

To better understand the wage gap this year, we enlisted the help of award winning artist Val Britton and curator Wendi Norris to explore our data and the emotional toll of the wage gap through large-scale installations displayed for the public at the Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco. The team secured a feature in Fast Co. Design, including an interview with Val Britton about the project.

“At Hired, we take a long-term view on this issue and acknowledge that the solution requires diligent and constant assessment from all sides,” says Kelli Dragovich, SVP of People at Hired. ”Our goal is to empower companies and candidates alike to play a role in building a more equitable future, and winning this award is a testament that our work isn’t going unnoticed.”

The Stevie Awards for Women in Business honor women executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run– worldwide. The Stevie Awards have been hailed as the world’s premier business awards.

Details about the Stevie Awards for Women in Business and the list of finalists in all categories are available at www.StevieAwards.com/Women.

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Katrina Wong

I’ve spent 15+ years in a variety of customer facing roles including marketing, go-to-market and revenue growth for B2B and B2B2C SaaS and Enterprise software companies.