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BPW Europe Booth at Equality Pays Off Event




On 21 March 2013 the central event of the new campaign "Equality pays off" was organized in Brussels. 150 European company representatives, women an men, met there to exchange their ideas on strategies to better access the labour force potential of women by increasing gender equality and thereby contributing to a reduction of the gender pay gap. Selected companies showcased their activities, results and experience of tapping into the female talent pool more effectively. BPW Europe was the only women organization that participated among 10 other companies.


BPW Europe was invited to have a booth among the companies to present ourselves and our best practices on Equal Pay. Besides this our our Regional Coordinator Sabine Schmelzer was invited as an expert to talk about remuneration at one of the discussion tables. This was very much appreciated.


There will be “Equality pays off” workshops with large companies in appr. 20 countries and BPW members can participate either as a normal participant or as an expert for equal pay. For more information about the dates of the workshops please look at the website of the EU-Commission.


Equal Pay Day flag in Brussels


The best promotion was that we could present the Equal Pay Day flag from Germany in the lobby of the hotel and  it was visible to everyone! And in the afternoon I had the opportunity to present Equal Pay Day to all participants in the plenary. Therefore everyone in the audience knows EPD and the red bag as the symbol for Equal Pay Day now.


We are looking forward to further collaboration with the EU commission on equal pay or gender balance on board.




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