Despite the potential opportunities created by new technologies and digitalization for all, the gender gaps are still persistent. Women are significantly under-represented in the tech industries, information and communication technologies sector (ICT), and platform work, making up less than one third of their employment. And when women do get a job in those sectors, they are promoted at a slower rate than men and face a significant gender pay gap.
Hosted by Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) with the sponsorship of the governments of Canada, Costa Rica, Iceland and Switzerland, this event will be an opportunity to amplify interest in innovative and practical solutions and in promising global initiatives to reduce the gender pay gap with attention to the digital economy. Special guests will engage in an interactive discussion to advance equal pay for work of equal value globally and take tailored action at country level.