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Program of the 15. BPW European Conference Zurich16
Sept. 30 2016 - Oct. 2 2016 - University of Zurich - adress and map here

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Saturday, October 1 • 11:00 - 12:30
«Equal Salary» LIMITED

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Workshop : How to make equal pay a reality in companies

Currently, the gender pay gap is 16.1 % in Europe and 15.1% in Switzerland. Many voices have asked for equal pay to become a reality - President Obama, Hollywood actors, even … Pope Francesco who said the gender pay gap is a “pure scandal”. Several governments have set equal pay as a priority and taken active measures to enforce it. In Switzerland, the government has actively supported various initiatives both from the public and the private sectors and is working on a law to enforce control for companies.

Given this context, companies are encouraged to take a stand for equal pay to show they take this issue seriously before governments force them through legislation.


EQUAL-SALARY - certified companies have taken up the challenge and proven they adhere to equal pay. As ambassadors, they inform and engage their colleagues into taking a stand for equal pay!

The workshop will allow discovering the EQUAL-SALARY certification requirements, benefits and potential pitfalls. Laetitia Tierny D&I Manager at Philip Morris Int’l (PMI, the first EQUAL-SALARY certified multinational company, will describe how PMI has taken on the challenge and the next objectives. See the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Foz7R7EXdvs&feature=youtu.be

Workshop Speakers
avatar for Véronique Goy-Veenhuys

Véronique Goy-Veenhuys

Founder & CEO, Foundation EQUAL-SALARY
Véronique Goy Veenhuys is the founder & CEO of the EQUAL-SALARY, the certification of equal compensation for women and men. Established in 2010 as a nonprofit foundation, EQUAL-SALARY is carried out together with the University of Geneva and SGS, world leader in certification services... Read More →

Saturday October 1, 2016 11:00 - 12:30 CEST