In 2018, six states enacted new laws designed to close the gender gap.  Earlier this year, the House reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and Governor Gretchen Whitmer removed salary information from all state agency employment applications.  With these legislative initiatives, a record number of women serving in Congress, and the momentum for women’s rights created by the #metoo movement, is this the year that federal and state governments close the gender gap?

event objectives

  • Understand the current findings on the wages of working women and trends impacting Michigan Employers
  • Receive an update on current federal and state legislative efforts
  • Understand the trends in Michigan Equal Pay Litigation
  • Obtain strategies and best practices to ensure and improve pay equity at your organization


  • Terry Barclay, Inforum
  • Catherine Brainerd, Rhoades McKee
  • Beth Kelly, HR Collaborative

panel members

  • Carl Erickson, Atomic Object
  • Rachael Owsinski, Fifth Third Bank
  • Maranda, WoodTV8 (Moderator)

who should attend

  • Business Owners
  • HR Directors and Professionals


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Event Details


Wednesday, October 23, 2019


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM | Registration, Networking, and Breakfast

  8:30 AM – 10:30 AM | Presentation and Panel Discussion


Stonewater Country Club | 7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE, Caledonia, MI 49316

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