Brynhildur Heiðar- og Ómarsdóttir, the secretary general of IWRA, the Icelandic Women’s Rights Association, participated in a panel discussion on equal pay at the XI Women’s Congress in Poland, Kongres Kobiet .

20 September 2019 at 3:45 PM- 5:00 PM

Palace of Culture and Science, Room Rudnieva IV floor

The gender pay gap in Poland remains around 16-18% over years. There is little doubt thus that we have to take action. It is an obligation as a EU member country to implement the Directive 2006/54/EC on „equal pay for equal work or work of equal value”. But also smart economics which will boost women’s employment and economic growth. Could Poland diminish/close the gender pay gap using good practices from other countries? Representatives of social partners –politicians, members of academia, business and employers organizations will take part in this debate.

Moderation : Aleksandra Karasińska (Forbes Women)
Ewa Rumińska- Zimny (Association Women’s Congress)

  • Why there is a gender pay gap: Iga Magda, professor Warsaw School of Economics
  • International good practices: Gillian Unsworth (Head, Gender Pay Gap Reporting UK Government Equalities Office)
  • Brynhildur Heiðar- og Omarsdottir (Secretary General, Icelandic Women’s Rights Association)
  • How relevant are they to Poland ? Joanna Mucha (politician, Platforma Obywatelska); Małgorzata Lelińska (Confederation of Employers Lewiatan); Beata Dziekanowska (FCA Corporate PR Manager Fiat Chrysler Poland); Viola Ratajczak (Vilmorin Garden); Katarzyna Wilkołaska- Żuromska (Plenipotentiary for Women’s Issues , Warsaw City Hall)

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