We at Paul Frank + Collins are proud to be one of the first Vermont law firms to sign onto the Vermont Equal Pay Compact, sponsored by the Vermont Commission on Women. The Compact is a voluntary agreement in which employers pledge to take steps to eliminate the wage gap in Vermont. By signing on, PF+C is reaffirming our commitment to a diverse workforce and continuing to serve as a model for other organizations in the state. The goal of the Compact is to help make Vermont one of the best states for working women by boosting wages for Vermont women, improving economic security for women and their families, and making progress towards the overdue right of equal pay for men and women.
“As the first woman president of PF+C, I couldn’t be happier to sign onto the equal pay initiative. We have long been committed to holding high standards for equalizing pay in our law firm to eliminate the gender gap. As I review the Equal Pay Compact strategies, I see many areas where we shine, supporting both women and men with flexibility, generous paid leave benefits, and training, mentoring, and support for employees across our organization. We readily signed on to the Vermont Equal Pay Compact and are inspired to support women into executive management positions in the firm, and to further improve our firm’s strategic goals toward equality among a more diverse firm culture.” – Stephanie J. Mapes, President of Paul Frank + Collins