Gender Pay Gap Event: What’s Happened and What’s Coming Next?

On Wednesday, May 15th Cpl and the HBA hosted an event on the ‘Gender Pay Gap: What’s Happened and What’s Coming Next?’ at The Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin.

It’s been well reported that it could take over 200 years to close the gender pay gap. In fact, Ireland’s pay gap has actually increased in recent years.

At the event, Minister David Stanton spoke about the progress that has been made with gender pay gap reporting legislation. Siobhan O’Shea, Diversity and Inclusion lead at Cpl, then advised on battling your own pay gap and negotiating your next pay rise – including striking statistics such as

  • 53% of women have never asked for a raise, compared to 40% of men
  • Just 7% of female graduates attempted to negotiate an initial job offer, compared to 57% of males

The evening then concluded with a panel discussion with the speakers, David Gallagher from Pfizer, Rachel Hussey from the 30% Club and Cpl CEO Anne Heraty all moderated by Janette Muehlhausen (VP, Global Partner Programs, GTM at Medidata Solutions).

Cpl HBA Gender Pay Gap Event

Interested in learning more about how you can grow your business and minimise the gender pay gap?

The Cpl Future of Work Institute is an initiative that explores, questions and helps design future work solutions with our clients, partners, collaborators and candidates – including Diversity & Inclusion advisory and policies.

For any queries about Diversity and Inclusion please contact our D&I Lead Siobhan – +353 87 796 2067 or email