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 embedded biases that currently are considered best practices in the hiring process.
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, Salary.com, The Glass Hammer, and many other media outlets.
Ms. Donovan earned her MBA from McCallum School of Business, Bentley University in Waltham, MA and a BA in Economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is a member of the Legislative Taskforce of National Organization for Women (NOW) Mass Chapter, the Steering Committee of 2020 Women on Boards Boston Chapter, the Board of Visitors of Miss Hall’s School, Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), American Association of University Women (AAUW), Ellevate, and Boston GLOW.
She grew up in Chelsea, MA and has stayed close to her roots, as has her extended family. She loves Boston and its two best sports, Red Sox baseball and politics. When not working on issues about equal pay and salary negotiation, she can be found enjoying Boston and Cape Cod with friends and family.