Gender Pay Gap: Halfway There?

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Note: This is a pro-bono event in partnership with Curo and hosted by Hogan Lovells, aimed at HR professionals. Due to high demand, please - REGISTER YOUR INTEREST - and we'll be back in touch as soon as possible to confirm your space.

We have Gender Pay Gap data, so we have the beginnings of transparency. We have narratives exploring the drivers, and action plans.

But what are the specific building blocks of change for leading employers? How do you actually attract, retain and progress gender diverse talent and close the gap?


Chaired by Jennifer Liston-Smith, Director, Head of Coaching & Consultancy, My Family Care, our Speakers bring insights from their work as, or with, leading employers:

Ruth Thomas, Senior Consultant at Curo Compensation, summarising the learning from this year’s Gender Pay Gap reporting and its implications for your next year’s report.

Ed Bowyer, Partner, Hogan Lovells, with insights into the Gender issues surfacing in his employment practice

Carolanne Minashi, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, UBS, on the factors that really enable women to progress and reach the top at work.

Andrea Callender, Director, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), Arup UKMEA, on Arup’s journey in EDI including the promotion of Shared Parental Leave.

Kaammini Chanrai, Gender Research and Policy Manager, BITC, with top line insights from their ground-breaking Equal Lives research project.

Dr. Sarah Forbes & Dr. Holly Birkett, University of Birmingham Business School, with headlines from their important new research into factors that block or enable shared parental leave.

About the Event

The UK has one of the biggest gender pay gaps in Europe as well as a growing skills shortage. Research shows 92% of people would use gender pay gap information when looking for a job and half of female employees would favour an organisation with a smaller gap (Business In The Community, 2015).

Meanwhile, employees’ expectations of work-life fit are changing radically, while career options lag. There are many issues at play, but one fact is that men’s and women’s opportunities and salaries diverge from the childbearing years. This “motherhood penalty” is often followed by the “good-daughter penalty”, when elderly parents require care and daughters may prove more available than sons. However society is shifting and men seek change too. A level playing field in career and caring is wanted by all genders and employers too.

According to the Office for National Statistics, the median gender pay gap is only 2% among full-time workers in their 30s, yet jumps to 14% in their 40s and 16% in their 50s. Making it easier for Women and Men to work and raise children or care for dependants is a huge part of levelling the playing field.

Come together to debate best practice with peers from other leading organisations and hear from experts what top employers have identified as the main action areas. The thought leadership shared will help you benchmark your current practice and gain practical ideas you can put to use.

Part of the event will be a structured roundtable discussion and Q&A session, encouraging attendees to apply the learning to their immediate situation.

Our Agenda:
08.30 – 09.00 Breakfast and coffee
09.00 - 09.10 Hogan Lovells / MFC introduction and overview of the session
09.10 – 10.10 Speaker input:What are the real building blocks to close the gap and make working lives work for employers and employees?

10.10 - 10.35 Interactive discussion, polls & exchange of experience facilitated around tables
10.35 - 11.00 Q&A and discussions with Speaker Panel
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee and Networking

We have limited spaces available, so reserve your place now.

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