2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Open Pay: This Is What Your Coworker Makes

Sunday, March 15
3:30PM - 4:30PM

JW Marriott
Salon 1
110 E 2nd St

What would happen if you knew exactly what your colleagues made--and they knew your pay too? Disclosing salaries at work has long been taboo, but a few companies are opening up the books, letting employees in on details of employees’ pay, equity and bonuses. For these radically open companies, the idea is that people may work more efficiently when freed of doubts about salary. Transparent pay may also help close gender and racial pay gaps. This transparency is partly driven by younger workers used to detailing their lives online, and who are bringing this self-disclosure into the office. Learn how several firms operate in this new era of openness — and see if this management style is right for your firm.


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Dane Atkinson


SumAll Foundation

Joel Gascoigne

Co-Founder & CEO


Joel is the co-founder and CEO of Buffer. He started the company from his bedroom in the UK in 2010 and it has since grown to $3.6m in annual revenue and a 27 person team. He gets particularly exci...

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Mark Ehrnstein

Global VP of Team Member Svcs

Whole Foods Market

For over 10 years, Mark Ehrnstein has been a highly visible, true "face" of Human Relations at Whole Foods Market. In 2009, Mark was named Whole Foods Market's Global Vice President of Team Member ...

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Rachel Silverman

Staff Reporter

The Wall Street Journal


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