Equal Pay DayWorkshop - BPW Awareness Campaign  29th February, CSW 56, New York          •   Dr Bettina Schleicher        ...
Subjects I want to discuss•   1. Facts•   2. EPD Awareness Campaign•   3. The Spread of EPD•   4. Interesting ideas how to...
Basic Facts• A wage gap exists at all  levels, in all countries• Lower wage rates = lower  lifetime earnings              ...
International Pay Gaps (2010) Data published by the Parliament of Canada               •   Dr Bettina Schleicher          ...
Reasons for the Income Gap• Gender stereotypes• Gender roles  – Women working part-time  – Working in lower-paying trades ...
EPD Awareness CampaignIn 2009, BPW startedthe Equal Pay DayAwareness Campaignat the 53r Commissionon the Status ofWomen in...
EPD Awareness Campaign• Works for the introductions of more EPDs worldwide• Has established networking for worldwide activ...
Multiply:                                           Calculate an EPD                           52                        w...
What we do on EPD?• 1. Go public about equal pay• 2. wear red bags• 3. organize events             •   Dr Bettina Schleich...
What We Want to Achieve• A transparent salary system for companies• Equal number of women on committees or in executive  p...
The Spread of EPD     Since then other BPW federations have     established their own Equal Pay Days:• 2009 Austria, Franc...
EPD 2011 was very successful        worldwide    Korea on the 21st of May 2011             •   Dr Bettina Schleicher      ...
Australia on the 1st of September 2011             •   Dr Bettina Schleicher             •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW...
New Zealand on the 18th of February 2011            •   Dr Bettina Schleicher            •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW...
Switzerland on the 11th of March 2011              •   Dr Bettina Schleicher              •    Past President 2004-2008 BP...
Canada on the 18th of March 2011          •   Dr Bettina Schleicher          •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Ch...
Germany on the 25th of March        •   Dr Bettina Schleicher        •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equa...
The USA on the 12th of April 2011           •   Dr Bettina Schleicher           •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany,...
Austria on the 13th of April 2011             •   Dr Bettina Schleicher             •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germ...
France on the 15 of April 2011         •   Dr Bettina Schleicher         •   Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair E...
EPD 2012 is going to be     even more successful•   2nd March : 2nd European Pay Day• 5th March: NEW! Ukraine•   7th March...
Interesting ideas how to reach   a large number of people• Estonia 15th of April 2010 - restaurants and cafes offer the  s...
• Giant Slalom in Germany,• Hildesheim organized a bike race through the  number “23” for the wage gap percentage.        ...
Lining national monuments
Brandenburg Gate
American Embassy Berlin  Brandenburg Gate
American Embassy Berlin
• Berlin, Germany  Shops offer 23 % discount for women  at an „Unhappy Hours“ and others,  like cafes, hairdressers, welln...
• Germany, Equal Pay Day 2011 with                  IKEA Women‘s favourite IKEA articles at  23 % (pay gap in Germany) red...
Red „ London Bus“ in Göttingen,           Germany           •   Dr Bettina Schleicher           •    Past President 2004-2...
• Movie evening in  Switzerland and Germany:  „We want sex“ is a british  movie, that dramatises the  Ford sewing machinis...
• It is important to involve the male    Members of Parlament and politicians    in the compain of EPD because „pay     eq...
Don‘t forget the red EPD balloons and postcards        •   Dr Bettina Schleicher        •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW ...
Release red air balloons
Catchy video clips for EPD:• Austria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnbizpT3q_c• Belgium:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
• Create your national Equal Pay Day website like:• Switzerland: www.equalpayday.ch• Germany: www.equalpayday.de• Austria:...
Thank you for your attention          •   Dr Bettina Schleicher          •    Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair ...
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Epd Side Event 2012 CSW 56 New York

  1. 1. Equal Pay DayWorkshop - BPW Awareness Campaign 29th February, CSW 56, New York • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  2. 2. Subjects I want to discuss• 1. Facts• 2. EPD Awareness Campaign• 3. The Spread of EPD• 4. Interesting ideas how to reach a large number of people • Dr Bettina Schleicher • BPW e.V., Past President 2004-2008, Chair, Equal Pay Day Taskforce
  3. 3. Basic Facts• A wage gap exists at all levels, in all countries• Lower wage rates = lower lifetime earnings • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chai, Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  4. 4. International Pay Gaps (2010) Data published by the Parliament of Canada • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany , Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  5. 5. Reasons for the Income Gap• Gender stereotypes• Gender roles – Women working part-time – Working in lower-paying trades – Interrupting careers more often for care-giving in their families – Fewer women work in executive positions than men – Not negotiating salaries as much as men• The way boys and girls choose their careers • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  6. 6. EPD Awareness CampaignIn 2009, BPW startedthe Equal Pay DayAwareness Campaignat the 53r Commissionon the Status ofWomen in NY New York 2009 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  7. 7. EPD Awareness Campaign• Works for the introductions of more EPDs worldwide• Has established networking for worldwide activities • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  8. 8. Multiply: Calculate an EPD 52 weeks/year 5 working days/week An EPD marks the end of the period of extra Your days in the year that women must work in country‘s order to achieve the same wages that men wage gap (in %) earned the previous fiscal yearThe number of additional days women must work to earnmen‘s wages—the last of these days after the end of thefinancial year is the Equal Pay Day! • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day 8 Taskforce BPW International
  9. 9. What we do on EPD?• 1. Go public about equal pay• 2. wear red bags• 3. organize events • Dr Bettina Schleicher • BPW e.V., Past President 2004-2008, Chair, Equal Pay Day Taskforce
  10. 10. What We Want to Achieve• A transparent salary system for companies• Equal number of women on committees or in executive positions as men• Inform women so they can act with more confidence• Improved conditions for working mothers• Discrimination-free job evaluation• More women in full-time jobs EPD Bielefeld, Germany 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International 10
  11. 11. The Spread of EPD Since then other BPW federations have established their own Equal Pay Days:• 2009 Austria, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Australia, Switzerland• 2010 Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, New Zeland, Italy, Luxembourg 2011 European Comission, Korea, European Union, Canada, Argentina, Greece • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  12. 12. EPD 2011 was very successful worldwide Korea on the 21st of May 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  13. 13. Australia on the 1st of September 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  14. 14. New Zealand on the 18th of February 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  15. 15. Switzerland on the 11th of March 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  16. 16. Canada on the 18th of March 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  17. 17. Germany on the 25th of March • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  18. 18. The USA on the 12th of April 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce
  19. 19. Austria on the 13th of April 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  20. 20. France on the 15 of April 2011 • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  21. 21. EPD 2012 is going to be even more successful• 2nd March : 2nd European Pay Day• 5th March: NEW! Ukraine• 7th March: Switzerland• 15th March: France• 18th March: Canada• 23rd March: Germany• 26th March: Belgium• 29th March: NEW! Bulgaria• 5th April: Austria• 14th April: The UK• 15th April: Italy• 15th April: Spain• 17th April: The USA• 4th June: NEW! Japan • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  22. 22. Interesting ideas how to reach a large number of people• Estonia 15th of April 2010 - restaurants and cafes offer the same meals for 2 different prices. Estonian language gives a humorous chance playing on content words. The word „gap“ means also „salmon“. So most of the restaurants offered salmon=gap sandwiches, salads or soup. Meals, snacks „with dill“ refer to male and „without dill“ to female • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  23. 23. • Giant Slalom in Germany,• Hildesheim organized a bike race through the number “23” for the wage gap percentage. • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  24. 24. Lining national monuments
  25. 25. Brandenburg Gate
  26. 26. American Embassy Berlin Brandenburg Gate
  27. 27. American Embassy Berlin
  28. 28. • Berlin, Germany Shops offer 23 % discount for women at an „Unhappy Hours“ and others, like cafes, hairdressers, wellness clubs and gyms.• www.23-procent.de updates a list of participating stores every year • 2010 – over 40 participating stores • 2011 – about 90 participating stores • 2012 - we are expecting over 100 !!! • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  29. 29. • Germany, Equal Pay Day 2011 with IKEA Women‘s favourite IKEA articles at 23 % (pay gap in Germany) reduced price for one week in 45 IKEA chain – stores. • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  30. 30. Red „ London Bus“ in Göttingen, Germany • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  31. 31. • Movie evening in Switzerland and Germany: „We want sex“ is a british movie, that dramatises the Ford sewing machinists strike of 1968 that aimed for equal pay for women • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  32. 32. • It is important to involve the male Members of Parlament and politicians in the compain of EPD because „pay equity is everyone’s issue“• Mambers of Parlament, • Male politicians for • Member of New Zealand EPD, Australia Parlament, • Dr Bettina Schleicher Germany • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  33. 33. Don‘t forget the red EPD balloons and postcards • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  34. 34. Release red air balloons
  35. 35. Catchy video clips for EPD:• Austria: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnbizpT3q_c• Belgium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG67ZFBO1DE&feature=relmfu http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xCc1 B5M76Kg• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3R8kwauHgQ• The USA:• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJITEj_qIkE&feature=related• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yad6r_xC00&feature=related• Australia: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLln3KmMT7M&feature=player_e mbedded • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  36. 36. • Create your national Equal Pay Day website like:• Switzerland: www.equalpayday.ch• Germany: www.equalpayday.de• Austria: www.equalpayday.at• Austrialia: www.equalpayday.com.au• Belgium: www.equalpayday.be• Czech Republic: www.equalpayday.cz• Update all news about the EPD campaign in your country on the international activity portal www.equal-pay-day.comthat helps propagate the EPD awereness campaign by showing the Equal Pay Day Events from all over the world • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International
  37. 37. Thank you for your attention • Dr Bettina Schleicher • Past President 2004-2008 BPW Germany, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce BPW International

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