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Participants :

  • Karin Raguin, BPW Europe Coordinator
  • Emanuela Heyninck, Pay Equity Office Ontario, Canada
  • Sarah Lillemeier, Duisburg-Essen University
  • Martina Schraudner, Center for Responsible Research and Innovation


  • Non discrimination systems have been introduced in many national laws, however the pay gap is still a reality : 24% on average worldwide, and there is not one country where men and women are paid equally.
  • There are efficient methodologies to measure the pay gap (job to job, proportional value)
  • BPW urge companies and governments to implement gender pay gap strategy
  • Action plans means: rebalance direct discriminations (equal pay for equal job), but also make sure that the value of the job are equal (e.g : nurse / policeman) and that women benefit from the same career opportunities and education programmes.


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