Understanding Equal Pay Day
Equal Pay Day is more than just a date on the calendar; it's a powerful global movement spearheaded by Business & Professional Women (BPW) to highlight the ongoing wage gap between men and women. In Slovakia, the gender pay gap is 16.6%, well above the EU 12.7 % average . This day marks when women effectively start to earn compared to their male counterparts from the previous year. It's a call to action for fairness in the workplace.
Menity's Active Participation in Equal Pay Day
As a Partner in Slovakia's first Equal Pay Day event, organized by Akčné Ženy o.z, Menity showcased its commitment to actionable change. In the past year, we've proudly assisted our clients in filling 48% of leadership roles with highly talented women. We're proud of our progress, but we know there's more to do.
A Hub for Meaningful Conversations
Organized by the dynamic Akčné Ženy o.z.,  the event became a melting pot of ideas and discussions. From the importance of equal pay to supporting mothers returning to work and advocating for flexible working arrangements, the event covered it all. The involvement of students from The British International School Bratislava added a youthful perspective, emphasizing the need for fair compensation for all. Esteemed women leaders, businesswomen, and experts share their inspiring stories, insightful suggestions, and best practices.
Leadership and Advocacy by Menity
Our managing partner, Vladimir Janik, took an active role as an ambassador, embodying our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Explore our latest interview with Vladimir on the Equal Pay Day here. At Menity, we go beyond merely matching talent with opportunities. We are committed to collaborating with our clients to shape a future where everyone, regardless of gender, is acknowledged, fairly recognized, and rewarded for their hard work and contributions.
A Collaborative Effort for Change
The event saw an impressive turnout of leaders, businesswomen, and experts from various industries from the private sector, public sector, chambers of commerce, authorities, embassies, and NGOs. Various professionals' sharing of experiences and stories underlined the ongoing relevance and the need to achieve gender equality in the workplace.
Menity's involvement in Equal Pay Day is more than a one-time event; it's a commitment to ongoing efforts to help our clients achieve better diversity, equality, and inclusion results and a more fair and balanced professional world.
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1. EU Monitor, "Understanding the Gender Pay Gap", 2023.
2. Akcne Zeny, 2023