Equal Pay CA




Every year, women in California lose $78.6 billion to the pay gap. That’s why the Office of the First Partner, the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls and the Labor and Workforce Development Agency joined forces to turn the strongest equal pay laws in the nation into the smallest pay gap in the nation. Through a combination of education, implementation, and enforcement, we’re making sure that every woman in California gets her due.


Since #EqualPayCA’s launch in April 2019, we have connected thousands of Californians to our educational equal pay resources, hosted roundtables and conversations to hear firsthand about the pay gap’s impact on working women and their families, and secured more than 40 major corporate commitments to our equal pay pledge, reaching hundreds of thousands of employees. Together, we are actively moving the needle forward towards creating an #EqualPayCA.

The following companies have signed our equal pay pledge, committing to:

  1. Conduct an annual company-wide gender pay analysis;
  2. Review hiring and promotion processes to reduce bias and barriers; and
  3. Identify and promote other best practices that will help close the pay gap.

10, 000 + Employees

Airbnb | Apple | AT&T | Cisco | eBay | Gap Inc. | Intel | NAWBO- CA | Salesforce | Shutterfly | Uber

100 – 1,000 Employees

Branch Metrics | Drift | First Capitol | Metromile | Ripple Foods | Silicon Valley Community Foundation | Sunshine Sachs | XL Construction

1,000 – 10,000 Employees

Autodesk | Box | Databricks | Gusto | Lending Club | Maxim Integrated | Medallia Inc. | RingCentral | Square | SunRun Inc. | Zynga 

Under 100 Employees

Ani’s Cake Delights | Blue Note Therapeutics | Central Coast Internet | Children’s Home of Stockton | Conduit Consulting LLC. | Costanzo Law Firm | Equinox Landscaping | The Grateful Dog Inc. | Ike Robotics | Matrix Home Health | Matrix Hospice Inc. | MG Custom Printing | Poindexter Consulting Group | PractiGal LLC | Promoventures, Inc. | The Sea of Wellness Alternative Primary Care | Simplecast | Socials Glass | Solvang Chamber of Commerce | Whittier Family Dental

Now it’s your turn – join us:

 Check out our latest #EqualPayCA events!




Latina Equal Pay Day


On October 29, 2020 in honor of Latina Equal Pay Day, the First Partner joined Assemblymember Eloise Gomez Reyes, Founder and President of Justice for Migrant Women & Co-founder of She Se Puede, Moníca Ramírez, and Univision CMO and President of Entertainment Jessica Rodriguez for a panel discussion to raise awareness about Latina’s (un)equal pay. On average, Latinas make 55 cents for every one dollar a white man makes, and in California they make just 42 cents. Join our #EqualPayCA campaign and help us demand more for Latinas. To view the whole conversation click on the video!






Native Women’s Equal Pay Day


On Native Women’s Equal Pay Day First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom joined three phenomenal Native women leaders, Representative Deb Haaland, Chief Justice Christine Williams, and Intel software engineer Georgia Sandoval, for a virtual talking circle to address Native Women’s (un)equal pay and the importance of closing the wage gap. 





Black Women’s Equal Pay Day


The First Partner and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls hosted a panel highlighting Black Women’s Equal Pay Day on August 13, 2020. The panel was moderated by California’s First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom and featured CCSWG Commissioner Senator Holly J. Mitchell, PolicyLink Founder and President Angela Glover-Blackwell, and TaskRabbit CEO Stacy Brown-Philpot.

Our Partners:

#EqualPayCA in action