Practical actions for organisations and individuals working towards gender inclusion in the workplace
Tag: Actions for Individuals
– a collection of things, sometimes very small things, that individuals can do to move workplaces towards gender equality.
“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you want to become.” James Clear (author of Atomic Habits)
– individual action is worthwhile because with just 3.5% of the population on board => change has always occurred.
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.
#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.
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.
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.
Despite being better educated overall, women aged 25-64, with a degree in Ireland earn 28% less than their male counterparts (OECD). In the 2019 workplace 39% of women report experiencing discrimination. 1/3 indicate the discrimination was gender-based (CSO 2019). Globally based on current trends, it will take 257 years to close the gender gap in economic opportunity (UN 2020).
Solid factual information provides a realistic understanding of what salary to expect and ask for. This resource lists reliable salary information for the Irish market to help you prepare for salary negotiation.
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