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 TALK
Probably the most important phrase to add to your repertoire. This expression gives you time to think and make a considered decision.
- I’d like some time to think about it. Can I get back to you on Monday?
- 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?=> LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CAUSES OF IRELAND’s GENDER PAY GAP
#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
“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 that’s just the items that are in our awareness.=> EXPLORE INSPIRATION & TOOLS TO UNCOVER WHAT YOU REALLY WANT
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
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).=> Get the Facts About WHO EXPERIENCES DISCRIMINATION IN IRISH WORKPLACE
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.=> Source Factual Data On Irish Salaries Here