Today – April 4th – is Equal Pay Day, and our inclusion in Glassdoor’s list of companies that have taken the Equal Pay Pledge provides a great opportunity to discuss our commitment to, and strategic focus on, building a diverse culture at GreatHorn.

We consider diversity to be a key competitive differentiator for GreatHorn, and a core element of our company culture. Companies who embrace a range of diverse opinions are in a better position to create better relationships with customers, identify opportunities, and read and react to changes in the market than those with monocultures. It’s essential for us that our team bring a broad range of experiences, perspectives, and ideas to the table, and diversity is key to accomplishing that.

A commitment to diversity inherently requires a commitment to equality – including equal pay. In the U.S., women earn about 76 cents for each dollar earned by men on average; this disparity is unacceptable, and we are committed to doing our part to close this gender pay gap. We compensate all of our employees on a level playing field based on their role, experience, and performance. Those are the only criteria we use to compensate our employees, and always will be.

Nearly half (40%) of GreatHorn’s leadership team are women, representing multiple different backgrounds. Our team overall encompasses a wide range of different age groups, cultural backgrounds, and perspectives. GreatHorn is also a signatory to the White House’s Tech Inclusion pledge, a worldwide commitment made by technology companies to create and sustain inclusive cultures through hiring practices that are open for all.

Pay equality is an important cornerstone of a diverse culture, and by taking the pay equality pledge, we are formally telling our employees, candidates and the world that we are committed to equitable pay practices. The more companies stand up for equal pay, the closer we get to closing the pay gap and making salary equity a reality for all.