A letter to men on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day I’d like to do a huge shout out to my ride-or-die, my absolute partner Liam, and to all the men in my life stepping up to support gender equality. Perhaps counterintuitively, the single greatest thing men can do to advance gender equality in the workplace is to invest more time and mental energy in household and care work. Because over the … Continue reading A letter to men on International Women’s Day

Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap

A few years ago I joined an organisation focused on getting a better gender balance in NZ’s leadership. There, I discovered that the gender pay gap was not the same as unequal pay for the same work. The first is common, and annoyingly legal. The latter, though still sometimes happening, is illegal (in NZ and the UK, at least). It comes down to this: there … Continue reading Infographic : Equal Pay vs. Gender Pay Gap

Gender Pay Gap vs. Equal Pay: What’s the Difference?

There’s a common misconception that ‘(un)equal pay’ and ‘the gender pay gap’ are the same thing, but they are actually quite different. Equal Pay Men and women paid the same amount for doing the same work. Good to know: A legal requirement in New Zealand since 1972. Pay Equity Men and women paid the same for doing work of equal value. Good to know: In … Continue reading Gender Pay Gap vs. Equal Pay: What’s the Difference?

6 ways men can help close the gender pay gap

There’s plenty out there about women having to lean in, but we rarely talk about how men can also play their part by shuffling that fixed deck of cards. I don’t for a moment pretend to have all the answers. But I do have a few suggestions. Ask for flexible working arrangements Mums aren’t the only people who benefit from flexible working arrangements. Speaking from … Continue reading 6 ways men can help close the gender pay gap