Today is Equal Pay Day and Women in Gaming and Hospitality Australasia (WGHA) is using the platform to call on employers to achieve equality of outcomes in their workforce.

According to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency women need to work an extra 59 days a year to earn the same as men, and WGHA CEO Helen Galloway says as gaming companies emerge from COVID shutdowns, it is the perfect time to review and reset gender representation.

“As operators start standing-up staff after COVID-19 restrictions have interrupted their businesses, this provides the opportunity to reset where necessary to deliver gender equitable outcomes,” Galloway said.

“Gender Pay Gap is a measure of progress in terms of overarching diversity objectives and initiatives, all organisations should be conducting this type of analysis.”

Only 28 out of the 104 companies that report to the WGEA for Gaming & Hospitality have conducted a gender pay gap in the past 12 months.

“This needs to increase, as what gets measured gets done and allows an organisation to understand how their gender pay gap has arisen.”

Ms Galloway said WGHA advocates the business case that organisations that are inclusive of women and men at all management levels are more innovative, more productive, and deliver better financial performance. She added that a gender diverse workforce assists a company to make better decisions by enabling greater diversity of thought.

WGHA is a not for profit organisation that represents the gaming, hospitality and gaming related industries to assist delivering better outcomes for women.

Andy Young

Andy joined Intermedia as Editor of The Shout in 2015, writing news on a daily basis and also writing features for National Liquor News. Now Managing Editor of both The Shout and Bars and Clubs.

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