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Research shows that even taking into account all the drivers of the gender pay gap there is still a large portion we can’t explain. Julian Smith/AAP

Will the real gender pay gap please stand up?

Misunderstandings about the gender pay gap diminish the importance of its impact, so it's time to explain the different ways it's measured.
Research shows when there are three women on a board, as opposed to one, they are seen as individuals rather than the “female voice”. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Companies prefer ticking boxes to breaking the glass ceiling

Australia's largest companies are happy to tick gender reporting boxes, but when it comes to pay equity they are largely silent.
When pay rates are individually negotiated, women tend to do less well. Image sourced from Shutterstock.com

Let’s talk about your pay, and loudly

With the gender pay gap refusing to go away, it's time more people were encouraged to discuss their salary openly.
A South African woman needs to work two months more than a man to earn the equivalent salary in a year. Shutterstock

Women are still paid less than men in South African companies

The South African gender pay gap is estimated, on average, to be between 15% and 17%. Employers are benefiting unduly from the historic undervaluing of women’s skills and contributions.
To bolster women’s employment participation as Tony Abbott so desires, better funding for child care would be a good way to go. AAP/Alan Porritt

Abbott should dump, not ‘refine’, his paid parental leave scheme

Prime Minister Tony Abbott confirmed over the weekend that he will use the parliamentary summer break to review his paid parental leave (PPL) scheme, which has so far proven to be a large political liability…
The B20, charged with representing the interests of the wealthy international business community, has low female representation. Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet/Flickr

The other gender equality gap Australia needs to talk about

The G20 leaders have committed to reduce the gap between male and female workforce participation rates by 25% by 2025. The gender equality focus by many of the leaders during the summit, including UN Secretry-General…
It’s not just the daughters of CEOs that are likely to be subject to pay inequity. Peter Werkman/Flickr

Drinking ‘daughter water’ won’t be enough to deliver pay equity

The Workforce Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has launched a campaign to send “daughter water” to the CEOs of approximately 3,000 companies who have reported to the Agency that they haven’t done a gender…
If women knew how much more their male colleagues were being paid we might have a better chance of closing the gap. Shutterstock

To close the gender pay gap we need to end pay secrecy

Women in full-time work take home A$283.20 per week less than their male counterparts, according to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, which puts the gender pay gap at 18.2%. Put another way, Australian…

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