EQUAL PAY DAY – 2ND SEPTEMBER 2012
economic Security4Women is working towards a greater awareness of the gender pay gap and gender pay issues nationally, particularly amongst people under 35 years.
We have a current focus on gender pay equity in the small to medium employer (SME) sector, working to engage such businesses in the steps and processes needed to ensure they offer pay equity across genders.
Did you know that equal opportunity for women in the workplace results in:
- increased employee effectiveness,
- attracting and retaining the best talent,
- improved morale and
- increased consumer and market responsiveness
Do you feel confident that you have a contemporary business model that is attractive to women?
The Australian Government has actively worked with larger employers who are now reaping the benefits of their equal opportunity for women in the workplace programs.
In 2013 the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency will reach out to small business and offer strategic support that could result in small business being recognised as the employer of choice for women.
We already know that one third of small businesses are owned and operated by women; that small businesses employ significant numbers of women; that many already offer flexible work arrangements, local employment opportunities and are family friendly.
Please visit our EPD Event website for EPD events in the month of September – https://www.security4women.org.au/equal-pay-day/2012-equal-pay-day-events
eS4W’s Executive Officer, Kimberly James, has her say on Equal Pay – click this link past-Executive Officer, Kimberly James, Interview on Equal Pay
A gender pay gap is measured as the difference between male and female earnings expressed as a percentage of male earnings. Pay is inequitable when men and women doing work of equal or comparable value whether the work is similar or not are paid differently.
The Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) as of the quarter ending May 2012 finds that women’s wages are now 17.5% lower than that of men. There has been no progress for twenty years. This equates to $252.80 per week less than men.
eS4W member organisations are holding events across Australia to acknowledge Equal Pay Day. If you would like to attend one please click one of the links below:
WA BPW Joondalup – Women in leadership
Monday September 3 – Joondalup Reception Centre, 102 Boas Avenue, Joondalup, WA 6027
BPW Caboolture will be hosting an
Equal Pay Day Breakfast on Friday 7th September
Morayfield Tavern Morayfield Qld
6.30-7.00 networking opportunity
7.00-8.30 continental breakfast with guest speaker
CEO of John Wiley and Sons – 2012 EOWA employer of choice
The CEO will be speaking about her experience in working for an employer of choice and their journey to achieve this prestigious status.
We will also be showing small videos from eS4W’s previous EPD campaigns and promote the ‘Small Business- becoming the employer of choice for women’ survey being facilitated by eS4W.
We are looking forward to working with small business to promote gender equity in the workplace and provide steps business can take to work with and for women
BPW Geelong – Modern Women for Today’s Boards
Tuesday 11th September – Truffle Duck, 66 Hyland Street, Fyansford
Click here for your invite to attend BPW Geelong’s September Equal Pay Day Event – “Modern Women for Today’s Boards” with local leading business women, Diana Taylor.
Bookings are online at http://www.trybooking.com/32027
NSW BPW Strathfield – Negotiation skills
Wednesday September 12 – Club Burwood, 97 Burwood Road, Burwood, NSW
BPW Melbourne – September is Equal Pay Day Month
Wednesday 19th September 2012 – 5:30 pm – 8 pm
The CQ Functions, 113 Queens Street, Melbourne – P
lease click here for the invitation – BPW Melb September 19th 2012 event – Equal Pay Day