Impact the Gap


Wednesday, June 13th

A clear tide is shifting in today's world — countries like Iceland are declaring gender wage disparity illegal and here in the US new laws are getting passed to prohibit employers from asking about past salary.

But how big is today's gender wage gap? What are some of the root causes of its persistence? Why does Seattle have one of the largest average pay gaps in the country? What can we do to close the gap?

You're invited to join Seattle's HR and Talent Acquisition community for a data-driven conversation around closing the gender wage gap featuring  Zillow Group, Ladies Get Paid and Payscale. 

We'll start with networking, craft cocktails and delicious eats before diving into a meaningful conversation inspired by millions of dollars of actual salary data.

We hope you can join us.

Please note this is an invitation-only event. Questions? Email

6:00 PM–6:45 PM

Networking, craft cocktails & hors d'oeuvres

6:45 PM–7:00 PM

Wage gap data deep dive with CEO Mehul Patel

7:00 PM–8:00 PM

Panel discussion, Q&A

8:00 - 8:30 PM

Networking, craft cocktails & sweet bites

Panel Recording

Gender Wage Gap Panel Discussion & Networking Event

Wednesday, June 13th 2018 | 6:00 PM–8:30 PM

Sole Repair Shop, 1001 E. Pike Street, Seattle

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Hired Presents

Meet the Speakers

For more than a decade, VP of Content Strategy Lydia Frank has led a team of content creators and researchers at, a compensation data and software company, who work to understand all of the various factors that impact compensation and provide guidance to both employees and employers on how to have more effective pay conversations. In addition, she has contributed content around salary negotiation, gender equity and compensation best practices to various publications over the years (Harvard Business Review, Money, Fortune, TechCrunch) and is regularly cited in the media as a compensation and negotiation subject matter expert (e.g. USA Today, Forbes, Quartz, CNBC, CBS News, NBC News, HuffPo, Fast Company, MarketWatch, The Atlantic, Business Insider, Inc, CNNMoney, US News & World Report, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, The Seattle Times). She also regularly speaks to both consumer and business audiences on similar subjects. 

Rebekah Bastian, Vice President of Community & Culture, Zillow Group

Sage Quiamno, Pay Equity Advocate, Female Founders Alliance, formerly Ladies Get Paid

Lydia Frank, VP of Content Strategy, Payscale

Rebekah Bastian is Vice President of Community & Culture at Zillow Group, leading efforts around Equity & Belonging, Social Impact Products and Cultural Engagement. Rebekah was one of Zillow's first employees, coming over from Microsoft in 2005, and spent her first 12 years leading product development across many areas of the company. 

Rebekah serves on the Board of Directors of Bellwether Housing and the Advisory Board for the University of Washington School of Mechanical Engineering. She is also an advisor to technology startups, a respected thought leader and community partner. She writes articles in multiple publications and is a frequent speaker at conferences and community events. She has been recognized in the Puget Sound Business Journal 40 Under 40, the Inman 33 People Changing the Real Estate Industry and the Female Founders Alliance Champion Awards. 

Rebekah earned her Master of Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Berkeley and Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Washington. She is also a mentor, a mother to two boys and an aerial acrobat.

Sage Ke’alohilani Quiamno is a passionate women’s rights advocate, equal pay champion and community builder. She's formerly Head of Hustle at Ladies Get Paid, where she provided women the tools and resources they needed to advocate for themselves at work. She recently accepted a role leading marketing for Female Founders Alliance, whose mission to close the VC funding gap for female entrepreneurs.

Originally from Hawai’i, Sage taps into her deeply rooted Hawaiian culture to create authentic, supportive communities in Seattle for social justice initiatives. She is She has produced and moderated multiple sold out events surrounding pay equity and gender equality across the US and teaches monthly salary negotiation classes at General Assembly. Additionally, she has spoken on panels for the Seattle Women’s March, the American Advertising Federation, University of Washington at the Foster School of Business, and Starbucks for Women’s History Month. Her drive and enthusiasm to fight for pay equity, especially for women of color, has launched her to the forefront of the the women’s rights movement and she continues to advocate for the advancement for women in the workplace.

Supporting the Cause

Rather than swag, we're giving each guest a token to make a charitable donation to one of the three organizations that supports giving underrepresented groups opportunities to careers in tech, including Teach for America, Women Who Code and Dress for Success.  

Meet the Moderator

Mehul Patel, CEO, Hired

Mehul Patel is CEO of Hired, a marketplace that matches tech talent with the world’s most innovative companies. Hired combines intelligent job matching with unbiased career counseling to help people find a job they love. Through Hired, job candidates and companies have transparency into salary offers, competing opportunities and job details. This level of insight is unmatched, making the recruiting process quicker and more efficient than ever before. Hired was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with over 200 employees in offices in the United States, Canada, France, and the UK.

Prior to Hired, Mehul was Executive-in-Residence at Crosslink Capital, where he focused on marketplace companies. He has held leadership positions at Lyft, Kaggle, (a marketplace for data scientists) and Axiom (a marketplace for lawyers). At Axiom, he led global expansion as the company scaled to more than $150mm in revenue.