A 17.2% gender wage gap is hardly cause for celebration but Equal Pay Day is not going unnoticed. BPW clubs across Australia are holding events through September. Whether it is a gala dinner in South Australia, breakfast in Queensland, dinners with Michaelia Cash, the Shadow Parliamentary secretary for Status of Women in Western Australia, cohosting a seminar with Office of Women’s Policy in the Northern Territory, “Unhappy Hour” in NSW or listening to company CEOs in Victoria such as Dr Robyn Gregory or Jen Dalitz - we have the nation covered!
We’ve also grown the Equal Pay Alliance and worked with economicSecurity4Women on two surveys on gender pay equity – go to www.equalpayday.com.au for more.
Our Alliance partners and supporters have collaborated to ensure there is a united front across all aspects of this issue. The ACTU will highlight the gender implications of the Social and Community Service workers pay equity case at its morning tea, while the Diversity Council of Australia is collaborating with EOWA in their public talk “Show me the Money”.
Events (thus far)
BPW Melbourne North West 19th Sept Dr. Robyn Gregory, CEO Women’s Health West
BPW Geelong 9th September EPD lunch Jen Dalitz SheEO Sphinx
BPW Darwin 1st September with Office Women’s Policy Darwin EPD Seminar
BPW Caboolture 2nd September EPD breakfast 18% discount
BPW Adelaide 3rd September Red Purse Gala Dinner
BPW Mid City and Melbourne North West Victoria, 22nd September “Fitted for Work”
BPW Joondalup 9th August with Senator Michaelia Cash, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Status of Women
BPW Coffs Harbour 1st September, “Unhappy Hour” Coast Hotel
BPW Maitland 17th August and 7th September
BPW South West Victoria 6th September
Business Women’s Network Coffs Harbour 1st September breakfast
Diversity Council Australia , Sydney 1st September - Show me the Money,
ACTU and VTHC Melbourne 1st September with Jeff Lawrence
Women’s Health West 1st September Footscray “Flash Mob”