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.Get More Comfortable With Money
‘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.
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
“What is the worst that can happen if you ask your colleagues what they are paid?”
Sharing salary information amongst colleagues is a critical way that women have uncovered unequal pay. Consider with whom you may be in a position to share information about both salary and benefits. Perhaps you, like Samatha Barry, can nurture a whisper network worth 10 thousand.=> How to Ask Your Coworkers About Their Pay
How is Ireland’s government working towards workplace gender inclusion? SDG 5 aims to: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls” in Ireland and this exploration uses SDG as a lens.
Gendelity’s explores aspects related to workplace gender inclusion.=> Explore National Frameworks & SDG 5 in Ireland
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