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?

SDG 5.5.2 – The Mission Metrics

Sustainable Development Goal 5 

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls ↓

Target 5.5 

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life ↓

Indicators 5.5.2

  • Proportion of women in managerial positions (%) IC_GEN_MGTL
  • Proportion of women in senior and middle management positions (%) IC_GEN_MGTN

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland by County 2017

On the official Government of Ireland SDG indicator website, SDG 5.5.2 indicators are not yet available. The Central Statistics Office of Ireland continues to improve their reporting on managers overall, IC_GEN_MGTL. The latest data published (in April, 2022) is from 2017.

(Data for senior female managers, IC_GEN_MGTN, is only available for the largest businesses who chose to report, thus making the sample non-representative.)

Sustainable Development Goal indicator 5.5.2 ‘Proportion of Women in Managerial Positions’ for Ireland, 2016 at Administrative County level. Source: Central Statistics Office, Ordnance Survey Ireland.

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland 2016 by Electoral Division

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland 2017 versus 2012

Shockingly some regions saw a decrease in the proportion of female leaders, in the worst case down 17% from 2012, to an overall percentage of 30.2%. (Strangely this data does not include the 2016 information as above, also from the CSO.)

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland by the United Nations Stats

SDG 5.5.2 Ireland Compared by the UN Stats

Data on Global SDG Indicator Platform comes primarily from the United Nations Statistics Division’s Open SDG Data Hub with the most recent date noted as 2016.

The other core ‘mission metric’ for Gendelity, is the Gender Pay Gap in the private sector.

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 in 2019.
=> Learn 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 negotiation workshop) or next step in your career can require reflection and analysis of one’s current context.

=> Explore What You Really WAnt

Ireland’s Local Governmental Approach to Gender Equality SDG 5.5

Irish Local Government Approach to SDG 5

SDG Target 5.5 states: “Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life”. Gendelity reviews Ireland’s approach to SDG 5.5 at local government level.

Is your local government acting on Ireland’s national ambitions to achieve SDG 5.5?

Firstly, the status of relevant SDG 5 indicators are explored. Then the make-up of the three key groups of local government decision makers is considered. Finally, we explore how these decision makers are acting to progress SDG 5.

=> Explore The Status & Frameworks of Local Government & SDG 5.5

An International Comparison of Gender Income Gaps

International Comparison of Gender Income Gaps

In every country in the world, the average working woman earns less than the average working man. Countries have different average incomes, and different gaps between female and male workers. Which countries have smaller income gaps between male and female? Within each country, what is the absolute amount of the gap between female & male? What is the percentage gap?

=> Find out Here