Equal Pay Is the            Only WayLearn How to Run Your   Own EDP Campaign            BPW International Congress        ...
Learn to Run an Equal Pay Day1. Basics2. What we want to achieve3. How to run an EPD     Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germa...
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, BPW Germany e.V. Past P...
Reasons for the Income Gap• Gender stereotypes• Gender roles   – Women working part-time   – Working in lower-paying trade...
What Can We Do About Unequal Pay?    Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay ...
The Beginning of Equal Pay Day• The first EPD was begun by  BPW/USA in 1996, followed by  Germany in 2008• In 2009, BPW st...
EPD Awareness Campaign  • Works for the development of more EPDs worldwide  • Has established networking for worldwide act...
The Spread of EPD                        Other BPW federations have since                        established their own Equ...
What We Want to Achieve• A transparent salary system for companies• Proportional amount of women on committees or in  exec...
Calculate an EPDMultiply:                                                           An EPD marks the end of the period of ...
How to Organize an EPD in Your          Country?     1. Create an Awareness Campaign                                      ...
How to Organize an EPD in Your          Country?     1. Create an Awareness Campaign                                   The...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?2. Create and publicize an event schedule                                          ...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?3. Prepare promotional and informational               material   Information desks...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?           4. Find allies and participants• Businesses offer a discount equal to th...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?  5. Draw the media‘s attention to the                causeHildesheim, Germany orga...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?                   6. Make demands clear                                           ...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?              7. Celebrate Equal Pay Day Red has become the color for the movement ...
How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?                   7. Repeat Each Year to Reach Success                            ...
Thank You                Help us share the idea of                Equal Pay for Equal WorkDr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germ...
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  • Equal Pay Day Presentation Helsinki 2011

    1. 1. Equal Pay Is the Only WayLearn How to Run Your Own EDP Campaign BPW International Congress Helsinki, Finland - June 17-21, 2011 Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 1
    2. 2. Learn to Run an Equal Pay Day1. Basics2. What we want to achieve3. How to run an EPD Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 2
    3. 3. Basic Facts• A wage gap exists at all levels, in all countries• Lower wage rates = lower lifetime earnings Male MPs from the UK at Equal Pay Day 2011 Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 3
    4. 4. International Pay Gaps (2010) Data published by the Parliament of Canada Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 4
    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 – Not negotiating salaries as much as men – Fewer women work in executive positions than men• The way boys and girls choose their careers Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 5
    6. 6. What Can We Do About Unequal Pay? Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 6
    7. 7. The Beginning of Equal Pay Day• The first EPD was begun by BPW/USA in 1996, followed by Germany in 2008• In 2009, BPW started the Equal Pay Day Awareness Campaign at the CSW 55 in New York 53rd Commission on the Status of Women Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 7
    8. 8. EPD Awareness Campaign • Works for the development of more EPDs worldwide • Has established networking for worldwide activitiesMünchen, Germany Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 8
    9. 9. The Spread of EPD Other BPW federations have since established their own Equal Pay Days:2009 Austria, France, The Netherlands, The UK, Australia,Switzerland2010 Belgium, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia, Finland,Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Luxembourg2011 Korea, European Union, Canada, Argentina, Greece • Dr Bettina Schleicher • BPW e.V., Past President 2004-2008, Chair, Equal Pay Day Taskforce Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 9
    10. 10. What We Want to Achieve• A transparent salary system for companies• Proportional amount of women on committees or in executive positions• 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 Berlin, 2010 Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 10
    11. 11. Calculate an EPDMultiply: An EPD marks the end of the period of extra days in the year that women must work in order to achieve the same wages that men 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, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 11
    12. 12. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 1. Create an Awareness Campaign Team of social- democratic women in Germany with Hubertus Heil, Secretary General of the Social Democratic Party Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 12
    13. 13. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 1. Create an Awareness Campaign There are different ways to create a campaign Belgium Australia Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 13
    14. 14. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?2. Create and publicize an event schedule An Equal Pay Day breakfast in Long Island, USA Riding the red „London bus“ in Göttingen, Germany Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 14
    15. 15. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country?3. Prepare promotional and informational material Information desks and activities in public areas draw the attention of others to the issue France in 2010 France in 2009 Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce
    16. 16. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 4. Find allies and participants• Businesses offer a discount equal to the gender pay gap to womenIn 2011, 46 Ikea storesacross Germany celebrated„Kvinna Week“ and offered23% discounts to women Women at an „Unhappy Hour“on popular items Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 16
    17. 17. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 5. Draw the media‘s attention to the causeHildesheim, Germany organized a bike racethrough the number „23,“ for the wage gappercentage Korea launched EPD on May 21st in Myung-dong, a famous area in Seoul’s downtown Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 17
    18. 18. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 6. Make demands clear • Workshops on how to better negotiate pay • Forums and debates on the topic of equal payPoland held seminars for its2011 EPD.BPW Switzerland and a localuniversity held a seminar together.(Lugano) Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 18
    19. 19. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 7. Celebrate Equal Pay Day Red has become the color for the movement because when it comes to salaries, women’s finances are „in the red.“Aachen, Germany Kiel, Germany Glasgow, UK Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 19
    20. 20. How to Organize an EPD in Your Country? 7. Repeat Each Year to Reach Success (ex. Germany)• Participation has grown from 6,000 on the first EPD in 2008 to 90,000 in 2011, and events from 60 to 360• Reached political attention Women involved in the BPW with members of the Green Party and the Christian Social UnionChairman of the Social Democratic PartyFrank-Walter Steinmeier und federalChairwoman for ARSP Elke Ferner in2010 Dr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 20
    21. 21. Thank You Help us share the idea of Equal Pay for Equal WorkDr. Bettina Schleicher, BPW Germany e.V. Past President 2004 - 2008, Chair Equal Pay Day Taskforce 21

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