We recap on Equal Pay Day 2021 and help you work out your next steps towards gender equality
How did you mark Equal Pay Day this year? Here at WGEA it’s a bittersweet occasion – the gender pay gap actually went up this year but Equal Pay Day is a great opportunity to raise awareness of the issues and solutions.
It was also an opportunity for our new Director, Mary Wooldridge, to talk about her background and vision for the Agency over the next five years.
In case you missed it…
Equal Pay Day received widespread coverage in the media, in print, online and on radio and podcasts.
- TV: You can re-watch Mary on Channel Ten's Studio 10 show, and an interview with Bloomberg TV Daybreak Australia.
- Media: Amongst the most widely viewed coverage were the Sydney Morning Herald speaking to Mary about pushing for gender equality as part of COVID recovery and separately with the Herald Sun about paid parental leave schemes, and an ABC News article on parents juggling work and home learning during lockdown.
- Podcasts: You can listen to Mary Wooldridge on My Millenial Money: Episode 43 Equal Pay Day and unpacking the gender pay gap and some great content on Equal Pay Day on She’s on the Money.
- Radio: widespread coverage included an interview between Mary and Patricia Karvelas on ABC Radio National's Drive and Breakfast interview with Fran Kelly.
Support on social
Our EOCGE citation holders and Pay Equality Ambassadors, as well as other organisations and individuals, helped us spread the word, with the #EqualPayDay hashtag trending on Twitter for much of the day. Thank you for sharing your stories, commenting and liking our posts and helping us ensure the conversations around gender equality keep happening.
Ready to take action?
If Equal Pay Day has inspired you to take action on your gender pay gap, our resources and tools can help you plan and execute your next steps: