Porträt: Gegen den Strom

Ich freue mich, dass ich in der jüngsten Ausgabe des vom Deutschen Anwaltverein herausgegebenen Anwaltsblattes porträtiert worden bin. Vielen Dank an Andin Tegen für das Interview und den Artikel, an Nicolas Lührig für die redaktionelle Leitung und an Martin Schafhausen für die erste Idee. Es war mir ein Vergnügen, über meine Arbeit als Business Development und Diversity-Berater zu sprechen und meine Geschichte unter dem Banner der Vielfalt in der juristischen Welt zu erzählen.

Hier geht es zum Artikel.

The gender pay gap

Today I have had the honour to discuss the gender pay gap as a panelist for my friend Oana Cipca‘s Women in Exhibitions Network. Together with fantastic speakers from various parts of the world we spoke about:

Where we are now: has pay disparity between men and women increased or decreased over the last decade?

Why is it in the 21st century we are still having this conversation? Are old fashioned model of patriarchy still prevalent? Is this a bigger problem in the exhibitions industry than others? How do we as a sector compare?

What do various laws around the world say about equal pay; what are the legal obligations with which employers must comply? Is the legislation sufficient (or sufficiently enforced)?

Is there any evidence to suggest race is also an issue: would a black woman earn less than a white woman, for example?

Is this a problem that can be solved only by legislation, or do people ‘vote with their feet’ against employers who do not pay equally?

You can watch the full session recorded on Youtube.