It's evident that compared to our European counterparts, Ireland has a lot of work to do to close the Gender Pay Gap. According to the 2017 Central Statistics Office figures, even though women received more tertiary degrees than men, the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland has widened by 2%.
Since Ireland is set to make it mandatory for companies to report gender pay gaps to increase transparency for wage differences between genders,businesses are now refocusing on how they can narrow the gap in their organisations and why there was a gap in the first place.
Cpl's Director of Client Services, Siobhan O'Shea joined Newstalk's Andrea Gilligan on the Between The Lines podcast,along withDr. Karina Doorley from the Economic and Social Research Institute and Gillian Harford, Country Executive of the 30% Club Irelandto discuss the Gender Pay Gap in Ireland and the range of causes, consequences and solutions to the issue.
'The make-up of our current STEM talent pool out working in Ireland is only 25% female, so there's a historic pipeline into certain sectors over others. Trying to attract that female talent is challenging because we're not even nurturing them into the subjects that will drive them into those careers from a young age.'
Listen to the full podcast on the Newstalk player.
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