Pamela Coukos, JD, PhD, is is the CEO and co-founder of Working IDEAL, and is a nationally recognized expert on pay equity and gender and racial equity, and the research on factors that drive successful and unsuccessful responses to workplace discrimination. She has assessed data and policies at large and small companies, local governments and education, labor and nonprofit organizations.
Pam is a former 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 PhD in sociolegal studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
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.