I recently saw a LinkedIn post by kiwi entrepreneur Sir Ray Avery. He announced he will no longer be attending black tie events that celebrate the top 20% while there is so much still to work on for the rest of society. I get it. Last night I had the privilege of attending the Women in Governance Awards, where New Zealand Trade and Enterprise was … Continue reading The uncomfortable truth about gender equality in leadership
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
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
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?
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
Tor most families, the greatest impact will be felt when there are fewer women in poorly paid jobs. The gender pay gap is not a ‘middle-class women’s issue’. Continue reading The Gender Pay Gap: Not just for the middle class