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Katie Donovan
Katie Donovan is a salary and career negotiation consultant, equal pay advocate and keynote speaker. Her company Equal Pay Negotiations LLC teaches women pay, benefits, and career negotiation through online courses, mobile apps, workshops, and personal consulting. Katie has a 360-degree background in employment that includes working for a staffing firm, an applicant-tracking developer, and a trade association. This background gives her the perspective of income negotiation as part of the hiring process, not a conflict. She also has 20 years experience in negotiating. Her work towards eliminating the gender pay gap includes advocacy to eliminate the use of past pay in the hiring process and to require job ads include minimum pay.

Ms. Donovan speaks and conducts workshops on equal pay, salary negotiations, and career management at such venues as Harvard Business School, NASDAQ, National Association of Women MBAs Conference, Association of American University Women, University of North Carolina, and Mom Corps. She has been interviewed on WGBH’s Greater Boston, HuffPost Live, and NPR’s All Things Considered; and has been quoted by Cosmopolitan, Forbes, US News & World Report, Woman’s Day,, The Glass Hammer, and many other media outlets.

Entries by Katie Donovan

Reddit's No Negotiation Success Relies on Offer Process

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 12:37 PM

April 14th is Equal Pay Day, a day the symbolizes the extra work women need to do to earn what men earned last year. Ellen Pao, interim CEO of Reddit who recently lost a discrimination claim against her former employer, has a novel way to address this issue....

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The Sony Hack, Gender Pay Gap and the Agents' Role

(0) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 2:37 PM

Congrats to Charlize Theron for reportedly negotiating an equal paycheck to her male co-star, Chris Hemsworth, for The Huntsman. According to some reports, Ms. Theron used the Sony Hack to help negotiate the equal deal.

True, knowing what others are being paid helps women achieve equal pay. Prior...

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5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 10:34 AM

You did it! Not only did you graduate but you got the amazingly hard-to-get job. If you think of your career as a day, all that hard work and heartache is the equivalent to the alarm clock going off in the morning. You just started the sometimes fun, boring, controversial,...

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Equal Pay, Pay Transparency and Job Candidates

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 4:08 PM

I love that the fight for equal pay continues to stay in the forefront. When Women Succeed America Succeeds, New York's Women's 10 Point Equality Agenda, Boston Closing the Wage Gap, and The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the...

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Forget the Second Job: Negotiate a Raise and Get Some Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 1:37 PM

If you are like many Americans, you have a second job or are thinking of getting one. A second job is a great way to cover your bills during tough economic times but two jobs often means less sleep and all the bad side effects that come with...

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