SDG 5.5.2 – The Status of Workplace Gender Inclusion at Managerial Positions

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“What gets measured gets managed”, (V. F. Ridgway). For Ireland’s labour force, what proportion of those in managerial positions are women? The UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, gender empowerment, has two indicators for leadership in economic life, the first for team leadership/management overall, and the second for senior and middle management.

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Gender Gaps In the Irish Technology Sector

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 €12,035 – the Gender Pay Gap in Irish Tech, 2022

€10,000 – the Gender Pay Gap in #IrishTech, 2018

Approximately 16,000 information and communications firms employ 119,000 people in Ireland (CSO, 2019). And of course, many firms in other sectors also have IT operations staff supporting the business. After manufacturing, the ICT sector generates the highest value added.

This is a profitable and wealthy sector with huge international players such as Apple and Microsoft as well as many smaller firms. 15% of employees earned over €1,600 weekly in 2014 (CSO), the highest percentage of any sector (the dark green bars). This sector also has less people on lower wages than other sections such as accommodation and food services.(the grey bars).

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

Ireland's Workplace Gender Gaps: gender care gap, gender employment gap, education field gap, gender hiring gap, gender negotiation gap, gender talent development gap, gender promotion gap, gender retention gap, gender achievement gap, gender leadership gap, gender pension gap, gender investment gap, gender wealth gap, gender poverty gap.
  • 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.

Can you unpick the causes versus the effects of Ireland’s gender gaps?

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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 PREFERRED PHRASE

Ireland’s Local Governmental Approach to Gender Equality Sustainable Development Goal 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 reviewed 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?

=> EXPLORE THE STATUS, PLANS & ACTIONS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT

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?

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