A growing number of Australian business leaders are committed to shrinking Australia's gender pay gap by analysing pay data in their own organisations and urging their peers to do the same.
Over 100 CEOs and directors have taken the pledge to become a WGEA Pay Equity Ambassador, making their commitment public and promoting the importance of analysing pay data in their business community.
The task is urgent. While Australia's gender pay gap remains stuck in double-digits, Agency data shows that only 27% of Australian organisations conducted a gender pay gap analysis in the past two years.
Data drives change
Mining company St Barbara has reduced a 43% organisation-wide pay gap to a low of 7%.
Val Madsen, St Barbara's General Manager - Human Resources, says that analysing their equality data on a monthly basis was the "real secret" to their success.
"I'm quite surprised still in reading the WGEA report that 73% of reporting companies still do not analyse their data," she said.
"If you don't know your data then you don't know your problem, you don't know your issues and you really can't action that."
The Agency works with Pay Equity Ambassadors to promote the benefits and experiences of pay equity action through educational events, media and case studies.
Ambassadors names are listed on the Agency's website and they are provided with logos for public recognition of their support.
To join the Pay Equity Leadership program organisations must have:
- Undertaken a pay gap analysis in the last two years,
- Taken action on the results, and
- Communicated their pay equity initiatives to their employees.
Download an application form here.
For more information about beocming an Ambassador phone 02 9432 7075 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.