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 dropped since it reached 18.2 per cent in 2014.
In 2013 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.
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 – https://www.moneysmart.gov.au/tools-and-resources/calculators-and-apps