This time it starts with the numbers

Mike Anghie, CEO for Gender Equity and Managing Partner Perth at EY generously hosted our bi-annual CEO Summit. We were joined by Sue Murphy, Chief Executive Woman and WaterCorp CEO as our expert facilitator.

 Many CEOs shared their stories of what's working and not working to close the pay gap in their business. What was clear, was their commitment as CEOs to addressing the issue.

 What was also pretty clear that like for like pay audits are a great place to start. Like for like pay audits and addressing any pay gaps are a strong and powerful symbol demonstrating a commitment to equity.

 It is a message that we will continue to share with other CEOs in WA.

Despite best efforts, WA has a persistent pay gap at 23% versus 15% nationally (WGEA 2015-16).

  The bottom line is we need more than one in four CEOs in WA to analyse their gender pay data ; like for like pay audits are a good place to start.

  Whilst commitment starts at the top, pay audits starts with the numbers.

Learn more about our CEO Summit in today’s The West Australian.

Tania Cecconi

Since 2016, I have been thrilled to work with CEOs for Gender Equity as its inaugural executive director. Working with progressive CEOs my goal is to turn the dial in Western Australia. My job is to help them lead the transformation of their workforce by eliciting and sharing their stories of what works and doesn't work to drive and improve gender equity further.