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Angel City name Payscale as founding partner

Partnership with NWSL expansion team to focus on pay equity.

21 October 2021 Rory Jones

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  • Angel City and Payscale to launch Pay Equity Pledge from 2022
  • Payroll software company will also offer workshops for NWSL players on post-playing opportunities

National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) expansion team Angel City have confirmed a new partnership with US payroll software and data company Payscale.

The Los Angeles-based club’s latest founding partnership will focus on pay equity within the workplace, with Payscale designated as Angel City’s official compensation management partner, in a deal announced at the company’s Compference annual industry event.

As part of the arrangement’s aim to support equitable compensation, Angel City and Payscale will launch a Pay Equity Pledge from 2022. This initiative will look to encourage businesses inside and outside of sports to work towards pay equity.

In addition, Payscale will set up educational workshops for NWSL players, offering advice on their post-playing career opportunities.

As part of Angel City’s founding partnership model, which ensures all brands working with the club also engage in charity work, Payscale will provide resources to support young Americans during the transitions between high school, university and a professional career.

“As soon as we heard about the formation of Angel City Football Club, we knew we wanted to become a founding partner and work with an organisation built on closing the gender pay gap, not just in sports, but across every industry and organisation,” said Adrianna Burrows, chief marketing officer of Payscale.

“Our brand values align seamlessly, and we are excited to join forces.

“There is no better time than our annual Compference to announce our partnership and united front dedicated to making a difference and paying people fairly.”

Julie Uhrman, Angel City’s president and co-founder, added: “Since our first conversations with Payscale, we knew that not only is this a company that we want to partner with, but one that we want to be customers of.

“We founded Angel City on the principle of pay equity. By locking arms with Payscale, we ensure that our organisation adheres to a standard of equitable compensation, as well as aim to hold others to that same standard through our Pay Equity Pledge and programming.”

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