An intergenerational dialogue on closing the gender pay gap for Generation Equality, Tuesday 29 June 2021
The Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) – a multi-stakeholder partnership led by the ILO, UN Women and the OECD working to reduce the gender pay gap – would like to formally invite you to the virtual intergenerational dialogue, Equal pay can’t wait another day, taking place from 9 to 10am EDT (NYC), 3 to 4pm CEST (Paris), 8 to 9am CDT (Mexico City) on 29 June 2021 ahead of the Generation Equality Forum in Paris.
Closing the global gender pay gap is critical to achieving the ambitions of the Generation Equality Forum’s Action Coalition on Economic Justice and Rights – a vision defined by equitable, gender-responsive systems, nondiscriminatory labour markets, and care-inclusive economies resilient to crises such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, equal pay will reinforce the achievement of progress towards the Action Coalition’s efforts for the realization of decent work for women.
It is in this context that EPIC will bring together thought leaders from across regions and sectors at different stages of their careers in conversation to discuss how the pay gap reflects in the life cycle. Each speaker will discuss her respective experience with the pay gap and discriminatory (or inclusive) employment practices, with the event culminating in a solutions-oriented, moderated discussion on the achievement of equal pay for work of equal value through the employment of an intersectional, intergenerational and multi-regional lens. The moderator will also call upon the audience via chat box and live Mentimeter questions to foster a dynamic and interactive conversation. The event will be led in English with live interpretation in Spanish and French.