€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).
=> LEARN MORE ABOUT THE GENDER IMBALANCE IN IRELAND’s TECH SECTOR
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
“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
“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
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
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
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
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