It continues to be insane that we would still be tracking which US cities are paying women gender equivalent wages. Among the better cities in this category are Napa CA, Chapel Hill NC, Washington DC, San Francisco CA, Austin TX, Madison WI, and Dallas-Ft. Worth TX.
Ideological and sociopolitical implications aside, the practical reality is that organizations leveling pay would need to reduce profits or workforce numbers to compensate accordingly. That would be the costs of doing business from a position of social integrity.
Organizations with pay equities need to do a better job of building that story into their brands.