Despite the predominance of women entering the profession there continues to be significant under-representation of women in the most senior roles as partners, in leadership roles, at the Bar and in the judiciary. The gender wage gap in the legal profession is one of the largest in Australia, reported to be 29.7% by WGEA in 2017 compared to an all industries gap of 22.4%. Keeping remuneration secret is a significant contributor to the large wage gap for women but it also has broader implications for work place culture in regard to trust, respect and very importantly collegiality and a sense of inclusiveness. Should firms publicly disclose their remuneration in quartile bands, like the UK model for pay disclosure requires?
Join us and our panel at 5.30pm on Tuesday 18th June 2019 to discuss and debate the issue:
Andrew Pike, Executive Partner Australia, Herbert Smith Freehills; Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency; Michael Bradley, Managing Partner, Marque Lawyers; Riana Steyn, CEO, Bartier Perry
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