Martha Burk is a national Gender Pay Equity Consultant, and NewPoint’s Senior Consultant on Pay Equity issues. She designed and conducted pay equity studies for the City of Albuquerque and City of New Orleans which were the first- in- the- nation gender pay equity initiatives at the city level. These studies included project oversight, design of reporting procedures, and statistical analysis of gender pay gaps, both for city employees as well as city contractors.
Martha also consulted on Gender Pay Equity initiatives for San Francisco, State of New York, City of New York, Phoenix, Erie County, NY (Buffalo), State of Missouri, Kansas City, Mo. She has provided several private sector consultancies governed by non-disclosure agreements.
As Money Editor for Ms. Magazine, Martha produces columns on the politics of money as it pertains to women, including equal pay, family leave, minimum wage, and other topics. She led the Working Group on Paid Family Leave, Southwest Women’s Law Center, Albuquerque, N.M.
Martha is a syndicated columnist, gender issues, distributed by Other Words to newspapers nationwide. Previously, Martha was the CEO of the National Council of Women’s Organizations, Washington, D.C., the nation’s largest coalition of women’s groups, collectively representing 10 million women.
Martha was a consultant for the State of New Mexico under Governor Bill Richardson. In this project, she designed and implemented first- in- the- nation gender pay equity initiative at the state level, including gender pay equity analysis of 17,000 State of New Mexico employees, and statistical analysis of gender pay data from entities contracting with the State.
Martha consulted with the U.S. Department of Labor, Obama Administration, and produced working papers and one-on-one consulting with Secretary of Labor and principals of the EEOC on process and outcomes on gender equity initiatives. For the National Academy of Sciences, Obama Administration, she provided consultation, and presentations regarding New Mexico pay equity initiatives. For the U.S. Department of State, Clinton, W. Bush Administrations, Martha sponsored presentations on gender equity including Kuwait, China, Lithuania, Estonia, Iceland, Latvia. For UNESCO, she sponsored seminars on gender pay equity, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania.
Martha serves on the following Boards: U.S. National Committee for U.N. Women, New York, Wider Opportunities for Women, Washington, D.C., National Committee on Pay Equity, Washington, D.C. She has a B.S, University of Houston, M.S, and Ph.D, University of Texas at Arlington, and is Licensed by the Texas State Board of Psychology. Contact: 202-247-1300