AMBS International Women's Day - Is pay transparency the answer to closing the gender pay gap?

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk


The gender pay gap in the UK and elsewhere in Europe has remained stubbornly high. The EU is proposing a pay transparency directive to provide new impetus to ensuring equal pay for work of equal value. The UK introduced gender pay gap reporting measures in response to earlier EU recommendations to increase pay transparency; if the UK was still an EU member this proposal for wider pay transparency would be a hot issue in HR. Pay transparency measures are also being adopted outside the EU, for example in some US states, Iceland and Australia.

On International Women’s Day this session provides a timely opportunity to reflect on the effectiveness of UK gender pay reporting measures, the impact if the EU’s proposed new measures were adopted in the UK, and what else should be done to close the gender pay gap.

At this event we will be joined by Professor Jill Rubery, Executive Director of the Work and Equalities Institute at Alliance MBS, Caitlin Schmid, PhD candidate, University of Manchester and Claire-Marie Boggiano, Director & Coach at Lurig Change & Development and an Alliance MBS MBA alumna.
Period8 Mar 2022
Held atAlliance Manchester Business School

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Work and Equalities Institute