Gender Pay Gap and Work Life Balance – Survey Findings

The very first international Gender Pay Gap and Work Life Balance Survey, from ICCO sector group GWPR (Global Women in Public Relations), has revealed there is a Global Gender Pay Gap of £12,600 ($21,174 CDN) in the PR industry.

In addition the survey reveals that men (36%) are more that twice as likely as women (16%) to reach the agency boardroom; that women have real confidence issues about asking for a promotion or pay rise and that balancing child care and work commitments is challenging for both parents (73%), but especially women (78%).

ICCO Chief Executive Francis Ingham MPRCA comments:

“There is a global problem with the gender pay gap in PR, and GWPR is seeking to address this issue. By shining a light on this incredibly concerning problem; we can take action together to solve it.”


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Managing Director of Pink Pearl Public Relations; Chairwoman of the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations and the Organization of American Women in Public Relations.

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