Our 3rd presentation at our annual forum, “Contemporary Women’s Issues,” on 13 April:
Gender Parity and Equal Pay Day
No nation to date has achieved gender parity, despite many having related laws, though Iceland seems destined to soon be the first. In Hong Kong, the wage disparity is currently 16.7%, and while this is on the low end of the global spectrum, there is some concern that this inequality has actually be increasing over the past few years. Equal Pay Day is an annual initiative across the globe to bring greater awareness to this issue; the date in each location is calculated according to the local wage disparity, and signifies when in the calendar women “get out of the red” and begin to earn money, considering the difference between their wages and that of men. Equal Pay Day in Hong Kong is 02 March and the recent EPD project of BPW Hong Kong will be outlined.
Sindy Leung, BPW Hong Kong’s International Relations committee chair and Equal Pay Day project leader, is an account manager in prime brokerage with UBS AG. At the same time, she is an passionate contributor for the underprivileged. She is the current president of DragoNation – the alumni association of all programs of the Dragon Foundation with 15 chapters around the world, committee member of the youth service advisory committee, Youth Think Tank (Education and Employment) with Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, etc. She is a founding member of Tomorrow’s Youth Development Fund Ltd. which strives for upward social mobility and social diversity for young people, and is involved in District 89 of Toastmasters International.
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