Pamela Coukos, JD, PhD, is an advisor and expert with more than 20 years of experience in equality law, policy and research, and a founding Principal of Working IDEAL. Pam recently completed five years as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, where she provided strategic guidance on the agency’s enforcement and outreach programs, and led the development of new investigative guidelines to assess federal contractor pay systems and practices for potential sex and race discrimination. Her career spans civil rights litigation, research, policy analysis, teaching and training, and advocacy – and the government, private and nonprofit sectors. She holds a law degree from Harvard and a social science doctorate from the University of California at Berkeley and she has a particular expertise on the use of data and statistical analysis in Title VII cases.
Pam is currently advising companies and organizations on gender equity, pay equity, diversity and inclusion, and affirmative action. Her services include high quality audits of data and workplace practices. She has extensive background as a teacher and trainer and can provide innovative diversity training for employees and managers based on research-driven best practices for building inclusive workplaces and addressing unconscious bias.