Female friendly workplaces good for big and small businesses – and they offer more than equal pay
- Small business performs well on pay equity
- Large business performs well on flexibility and parental leave
- Supporting women at work makes business sense – regardless of organisation size
Each year, eS4W acknowledges Equal Pay Day
as a reminder of gender inequity symbolised by the
Gender Pay Gap that has reached 18.2 per cent in 2014.
Last year we held two events that continued our focus on pay equity within the SME sector.
- In Sydney, in partnership with the Women and Work Research Group, we hosted an evening forum at the Darlington Centre of University of Sydney. Video recordings of presentations and responses can be viewed here https://www.security4women.org.au/payequity/pay-equity-spotlight-on-small-business/what-women-had-to-say
- In Melbourne, with the Office for Women, we held a National Pay Equity Forum. A report for government and a video about the event were produced and can be found here. https://www.security4women.org.au/payequity/pay-equity-spotlight-on-small-business
In response to the recommendations from the forum, we have been working on the pay equity website (https://www.security4women.org.au/payequity/pay-equity-spotlight-on-small-business), a checklist for women about employment negotiations and an animated video on family friendly workplaces.
This year, eS4W is holding a series of events around Equal Pay Day and we are inviting the National Women’s Alliances to join us, to acknowledge this financial dimension of gender inequity.
In September 2014, eS4W launched its Family Friendly Workplace video and is taking advantage of the co-incidence of Equal Pay Day and MoneySmart Week to launch the on-line checklist.
Monday 1st September – Launch of ‘Know your value’ career checklist for women in time for MoneySmart Week
- Present at MoneySmart Week Expo in Geelong
- Evening event with BPW Geelong, 10thousand girl, WIRE Women’s Information
Tuesday 2nd September – National Pay Equity Forum focus on SMEs: Report back and Launch of Family Friendly Workplace video
- After work event was held with WIRE Women’s Information in Melbourne
Wednesday 3rd September – National Financial Literacy Conference
- Member of Panel: Gender pay equity and the on line career checklist for women as a teachable moment in financial literacy