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Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Tips on Structuring Total Compensation Throughout the Employee Lifecycle

September 23, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

On April 22, 2022, YDEKC hosted a Thriving Leaders Forum on Reimagining Pay Equity in Youth-serving Nonprofits. Our keynote panelists shared strategies ranging from developing a compensation policy than aligns with organizational values to using innovative pay matrixes that begin with the same starting wage for every position to redefining expectations around what level of pay should be offered. (Check out our Resource List to learn more.) Now it’s time to dive deeper! To move from ideas to action, YDEKC is continuing our Thriving Leaders series this fall. For our September 23 workshop, we’ve invited Mala Nagarajan, whose work has influenced local non-profits in King County on this topic, to join us to focus on racially equitable compensation practices. 

Join us for Closing the Racial Wealth Gap: Tips on Structuring Total Compensation throughout the Employee Lifecycle, led by Mala Nagarajan. In this session, we’ll walk through our top actionable tips on structuring total compensation more equitably and reducing practices that expand the racial wealth gap. We’ll collectively share and explore compensation choice points at each stage of the employee lifecycle and what strategies we might use to reduce the inequity. This session may benefit people in non-profit organizations who do operations, leadership, hiring, staff development, or human resources. The format of the workshop will include presentation, group discussion, and a survey of practices.

This workshop will be facilitated by Mala Nagarajan, Cofounder and Principal of Vega Mala Consulting, a nonprofit strategist and social entrepreneur with more than 20 years of management, technology, and organizational development (OD) experience spanning the public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. Mala is driven by a vision of strong organizations working collaboratively toward a common social purpose. They are an organizational development geek at heart, and see their work as learning with you and providing you adaptive capacity and an external perspective. 


At YDEKC we seek to provide events that are accessible and welcoming to all. Here is a list of some of the ways we are making this event accessible: 

  • Inviting registrants to share accommodation requests when they register, at least one week before the program begins 
  • Sharing participant expectations in the event description — such as whether there will be breaks, breakout rooms, and types of engagement 
  • Providing multiple ways to join virtual sessions — for example, via computer or phone 
  • Automated closed captioning will be available during the sessions (excluding breakout rooms) via Zoom’s Live Transcription feature 
  • Registrants will receive materials associated with the session, such as the slide deck 
  • Note that this session will not be recorded, to support participants’ capacity to learn and ask questions in the session 


September 23, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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