Pay Assessment

MIT LIVING WAGE CALCULATOR

MIT developed a living wage calculator to estimate the cost of living in your community or region based on typical expenses. The tool helps individuals, communities, and employers determine a local wage rate that allows residents to meet minimum standards of living.

SAMEWORKS

SameWorks offers pay equity certification, proving that your business has equal pay for equal work. Their unbiased, third-party audits based on transparent standards build confidence and trust with employees and the public.

UC ECONOMICS CENTER

The work of the Economics Center focuses on providing understandable, and yes, even FUN financial and economic education. The UC Economics Center consults with  business clients on their economic data and analyses needs—from market analysis to feasibility studies, from economic impact to workforce development initiatives.


Recruitment Practices 

BLENDOOR

Blendoor is hiring technology that reduces unconscious bias by hiding data that's not relevant and highlighting data that is.

TEXTIO

Textio is an augmented writing platform that tells you who will respond to your writing (job descriptions/postings, performance reviews, etc.) based on the language you have included in it and gives you guidance to improve it.


Recruitment Sources

CROSS-SECTOR

Association of Latino Professionals for America
ALPFA was the first national Latino professional association in the United States, established in Los Angeles in 1972. ALPFA continues to build upon its proud legacy with a mission: To empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. 

Black Career Women’s Network
Black Career Women’s Network is a national career development organization dedicated to fostering the professional growth of African-American Women. 

Career Woman
CareerWomen.com is the national leader in women's online recruiting. Tailored to the needs of today's working women, CareerWomen.com provides easy access to top employers and recruiters who are actively looking to recruit and hire women. 

Diversity Search
Top Employers and Recruiters turn to DiversitySearch.com to connect with diverse and minority professionals. DiversitySearch.com is a premier niche career portal for all diversity candidates to find career positions regardless of their race, gender, age, disability or familial status. 

Employ Diversity
Employ Diversity provides an efficient and cost effective online solution for recruiting multicultural and foreign national job seekers. 

Fairy God Boss
Fairy God Boss helps women get hard-to-ask questions answered. They offer company ratings, job listings, discussion boards, and career advice. 

Out & Equal
Out & Equal Workplace Advocates is the world’s premier nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer workplace equality. 

Power to Fly
Power to Fly connects top brands with diverse talent leads and reach into communities of women, trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people. 

CONSTRUCTION

National Association of Women in Construction (Cincinnati Chapter)
NAWIC provides its members with opportunities for professional development, education, networking, leadership training, public service, and more.

Professional Women in Construction
PWC supports, advances, and connects women and promotes diversity within the architecture, engineering, construction, (AEC) and related industries.

Women Contractors Association
WCA is a non-profit organization composed of women owners and decision-making executives within the construction industry. They provide networking opportunities and valuable information specific to the construction industry and the small business owner.

FINANCE

Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance enables women in all accounting and finance fields to achieve their full potential and to contribute to their profession. 

Financial Women’s Association
The Financial Women’s Association brings together high achieving professionals from every sector of the financial world. They are dedicated to developing future leaders, enhancing the role of women in finance, and investing in the community. 

National Association of Black Accountants
The National Association of Black Accountants is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance, and related business professions. 

HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (REGIONAL)

Central State University
Central State University, commonly referred to as CSU, is located in Wilberforce, Ohio. It is the only public HBCU in Ohio. CSU has been named an Ohio Center of Excellence in Emerging Technologies and an Ohio Center of Excellence in Cultural and Societal Transformation. CSU offers bachelor's and master's degrees in 32 programs.

Kentucky State University
Kentucky State University (KSU) is a four-year public HBCU located in Frankfort, Kentucky. Founded in 1886, KSU is divided into three main colleges: College of Arts, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies; College of Mathematics, Sciences, Technology and Health; and College of Professional Studies. KSU currently offers associate's, bachelor's, and master's degrees in 25 programs.

Simmons College of Kentucky
Simmons College Of Kentucky is a small not-for-profit college located in Louisville, Kentucky. The college currently offers certificates, associate's, and bachelor's degrees in 6 programs.

Wilberforce University
Wilberforce University is a private four-year, fully accredited liberal arts institution offering 20 academic concentrations in business, communications, computing and engineering sciences, humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. Wilberforce University also offers dual degree programs in architecture, aerospace, and nuclear engineering. 

LAW

Black Women Lawyers’ Association
BWLA’s mission is clear: to identify and address issues unique to African-American women lawyers, judges and those in academia; to improve the administration of justice by increasing the participation of African-American women and other minorities throughout the legal system; and to advance civil and human rights. 

Hispanic National Bar Association
The Hispanic National Bar Association is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national membership organization that represents the interests of Hispanic legal professionals in the United States and its territories. 

Minority Corporate Counsel Association
MCCA is committed to advancing the hiring, retention and promotion of diverse lawyers in law departments and law firms by providing research, best practices, professional development and training, and through pipeline initiatives. 

National Association of Women Lawyers
The mission of NAWL is to provide leadership, a collective voice, and essential resources to advance women in the legal profession and advocate for the equality of women under the law. 

Ohio Women’s Bar Association
The Ohio Women's Bar Association's purpose is to promote the leadership, advancement and interests of women attorneys through professional education, networking and the exchange of ideas between members, local bar associations, business, and the community. 

STEM

American Association of Blacks in Energy
AABE provides direct input into the deliberations and developments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. 

American Indian Science and Engineering Society
AISES is a national, nonprofit organization focused on substantially increasing the representation of American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders, First Nations, and other indigenous peoples of North America in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) studies and careers. 

Asian American Architects and Engineers Association
AAa/e is committed to providing a platform for empowering professionals working in the built environment in personal and professional growth, business development and networking, and leadership in the community. 

Girls in Tech
Girls in Tech is a global non-profit focused on the engagement, education and empowerment of girls and women who are passionate about technology. 

Hispanic IT Executive Council
HITEC is a premier global executive leadership organization of senior business and IT executives who have built outstanding careers in information technology. 

Latinos in Information Sciences and Technology Association
LISTA’s mission is to empower Latino technological and scientific engagement, broaden awareness of the impact Latinos are currently having on these sectors, and concurrently representing their overall interest within the digital information age. 

National Center for Women and Information Technology
NCWIT is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites change leader organizations to increase the meaningful participation of all women — at the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, age, sexual orientation, and disability status — in the influential field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development. 

National Society of Black Engineers
The National Society of Black Engineers is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the U.S. NSBE’s mission is to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally, and positively impact the community. 

Per Scholas
Per Scholas was founded more than 20 years ago with a mission to open doors to transformative technology careers for individuals from often overlooked communities. They collaborate with businesses to design industry- and job-specific courses based on employers' IT needs and match talented graduates to employers.

Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM. 

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
SHPE changes lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support, and development. SHPE's vision is a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as the leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers. 

Society of Mexican American Engineers and Scientists
MAES is a familia of professionals that supports the development of Latino STEM Leaders. MAES provides its members multiple opportunities for professional development while giving each of its members venues to network with colleagues that share common interests and experiences. 

Society of Women Engineers
For more than six decades, SWE has given women engineers a unique place and voice within the engineering industry. The organization is centered around a passion for their members' success and continues to evolve with the challenges and opportunities reflected in today's exciting engineering and technology specialties. 

We Can Code IT
We Can Code IT teaches people how to code, with a special emphasis on inclusion and diversity in tech. They bridge the gap for those underrepresented in tech, the same groups susceptible to low to moderate incomes, through education in software development and web development. 

Women In Engineering ProActive Network
WEPAN is the nation’s foremost network dedicated to advancing cultures of inclusion and diversity in engineering higher education and workplaces. They connect people, research and practice; and power initiatives, projects and professional development that equip advocates with the tools to create sustainable, systems-level changes that allow ALL in engineering to thrive. 


Service Providers

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

United Way
United Way of Greater Cincinnati's 2-1-1 Community Resource Directory connects people to essential community services in Hamilton, Clermont, and Brown Counties in Ohio; Boone, Kenton, Campbell and Grant in Kentucky; and Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Jefferson and Switzerland Counties in Indiana. Services include ESL programs that offer learning opportunities for non-English and limited-English-speakers. You can speak to a representative by calling 2-1-1 or (513) 721-7900.

FAMILY CARE 

4C for Children
4C for Children, the region’s pioneering leader, advocate and resource for high-quality early childhood education and care, is the only agency in 27 counties in Ohio and Kentucky that offers free child care referrals both online and in person. You can speak to a trained parent specialist by calling (800) 256-1296 x1330.

Care@Work
Care@Work is a benefits program that helps employees find, manage and pay for family care 24/7 from any device, including backup childcare, senior care, and event care.

Children Inc.
Children, Inc. realizes the importance of high quality early childhood education and care for all children. Mindful of the financial strain tuition may place on a family’s budget, fees for all programs are based on a sliding scale and are determined by income and family size. State Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and United Way Tuition Assistance program offer assistance for families who meet their established guidelines.

Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
COA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing quality of life for older adults, people with disabilities, their families and caregivers. You can access resources for care options; health and safety; housing; and work, education, and leisure through their online directory or speak to a representative by calling (800) 252-0155 or (513) 721-1025.

Hamilton County Job and Family Services
Hamilton County’s Child Care Services (CCS) program helps eligible low income working parents find and pay for child care. Applicants for childcare assistance are required to participate in an approved activity like work (full or part time), school or a qualifying training program.


Transgender Inclusion

WORKPLACE POLICIES AND BENEFITS 

Human Rights Campaign
The HRC Foundation’s "Transgender Inclusion in the Workplace: A Toolkit for Employers" provides practical guidance in creating a more inclusive workplace for transgender and gender non-conforming employees.

Transgender Law Center
Grounded in legal expertise and committed to racial justice, TLC employs a variety of community-driven strategies to keep transgender and gender non-conforming people alive, thriving, and fighting for liberation. In addition to offering a model transgender employment policy, their health insurance resource guide equips employers with the tools they need to negotiate for inclusive coverage. 


Violence and Harassment

WOMEN HELPING WOMEN

WorkStrong™, a certification program provided by Women Helping Women, empowers companies, the workforce, and survivors to address workplace issues surrounding gender-based violence—a common, complex, and consequential public health epidemic that encompasses intimate-partner violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sexual harassment.

WOMEN’S CRISIS CENTER

Women’s Crisis Center is proud to provide the Green Dot violence prevention strategy in schools, businesses, and throughout the community. Green Dot is a nationally recognized strategy focused on preventing power-based personal violence—sexual violence, partner violence, child abuse, elder abuse, bullying, and stalking. The strategy is based around the belief that each one of us holds power as bystanders to actively prevent violence and shape our community norms.

WORKPLACES RESPOND

Workplaces Respond provides resources, training, and technical assistance to employers, survivors, co-workers, and advocates to prevent and respond to domestic violence, sexual harassment and violence, trafficking, and stalking impacting the workplace.

YWCA OF GREATER CINCINNATI

The YWCA of Greater Cincinnati has initiated the Domestic Violence Impacts the Workplace Project. They provide services to corporations, agencies and professionals through training and consultation activities that promote effective responses to domestic violence, including technical assistance, policy and procedures consultation, and training and conferences for healthcare professionals, law enforcement, clergy and educational and social agencies.