Ruth Thomas is Pay Equity Strategist at Payscale. She is a global leader in pay equity and compensation management technology, and was co-founder of Curo Compensation, which was acquired by Payscale in 2021. As a recognized thought leader and author on pay equity she works to the mantra that everyone deserves equal pay for equal work as well as an equal opportunity to earn the same. Her interest in technology’s ability to transform traditional approaches to reward and drive fair pay helps to inform Payscale’s innovative product strategy. With over 30 years of Global HR and reward management experience she has international expertise in the management of compensation processes and the design of pay and benefit structures, salary progression systems and management incentive plans. Her corporate experience includes Lloyds TSB Group, Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dow Jones Group and Credit Suisse.