Trajectory of Ireland’s Industrial Gender Pay Gap

Trajectory of Ireland's Industrial Gender Pay Gap

There is no way around it: Money is an important resource.   

Ireland’s gender pay gap is an accumulation of social norms, employment law and family planning which have a significant influence on individuals in employment, and the roles and responsibilities of employers.

” our tendency to sideline the past as impertinent to the present, only to rediscover how central it is, in understanding the driving forces of our world and harnessing them toward a better future.”

Maria Popova, Brainpickings.
=> How Did Ireland Arrive At An Imbalance of ~20% In The Economic Power of Ordinary Workers?

Resources To Dispel Discomfort With Money

343 million Europeans have a woman’s signature on their official currency, the Euro €. While Christine Lagarde, as President of the European Central Bank, may inspire us to get more comfortable talking about money, “61% of women would rather talk about their own death…..” Sallie Krawcheck.

Sallie Krawcheck is one of a number of financial professional providing inspriation and practical support to move towards gender financial equality. The gender pay gap in Ireland continues to the historical imbalance of economic power. As co-Founder & CEO of Ellevest‘s research reveals that for women, money is a confidence booster.

Women want more financial planning and investment (Fidelity, 2015) but their discomfort with discussing money persists. The result has been a growth in support and education services especially tailored to women.

Resources To Dispel Discomfort With Money

Money – How Do You Feel When Asking For More?
– the first few chapters of Suze Orman‘s book, Women & Money, provide an insightful exploration into the unpleasant sensations related to money. The later chapters focus on the US financial tax system and investments options and thus less relevant. It’s available through the Irish online library.

Getting Comfortable With Money

Samantha Barry, who features in Gendelity’s negotiation workshop, hosts the Glamour Podcast ‘She Makes Money Moves‘. Backed by data that indicates women who are financially independent were the beneficiaries of parental encouragement, early episodes of the podcast explores

“the thrilling independence that came with having my own income”

Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine

Causes of Ireland’s Gender Pay Gap & Working Women’s Income

shows the gender pay gap in Ireland with the average pay for men and the average pay for women

‘Money. It is not the root of all evil. It makes the world go ‘round. It is a source of power. It is the freedom to pursue our dreams. And — no secret here — we women have less of it than men do. “

Ellevest, Mind the Gap Guide
  • Collectively working women earned less than working men (the “unadjusted gender pay gap”). On average in 2019, an Irish woman earned  €2879 every month, while the average man earned  3885.
  • Collectively working women earned 26% less than men or € 12,072 annually.
What are the facts related to women earning money in Ireland?

Phrases To Challenge Conversational Inequality At Work

Gender Inequality Phrases Workplace

 #ChooseToChallenge  – International Women’s Day 2021
How to support colleagues who are being silenced verbally at work.

Each of us is responsible for our own thoughts and actions. It may not be easy, but we can ‘choose to challenge’ conversational inequality. Prepare a phrase to avoid brain freeze when faced with conversational inequalities. 

=> Find Your Phrase To Help You Choose to Challenge

Negotiation – What Do You Want …….

Tell me what you want, what you really really want …

The wonderful lyrics of the Spice girls 1996 (yes, it’s that long ago) hit song. Sometimes knowing what we really want is a complex mix of work and life priorities, each challenging the other for pole position, and they are just the items that are in our awareness. Knowing where to invest your time, how to ask for what you want in negotiations (link to workshop) or next step in your career can require reflection and analysis of one’s current context.

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