[Episode 99] How to close the gender and ethnicity pay gap with equal pay expert Michelle Gyimah

How do you play big when the system keeps you playing small?Whoa! We know, right?! That’s one BIG question. ⛰️It’s one of the many headscratchers we’re tackling in this belter of a podcast with a woman we’re quite happy to admit we’ve developed a bit of a girl crush on. 🙌Because if you’ve ever sat in a salary or fee negotiation that has gone nowhere (we can so relate), you’re going to be cheering from the rooftops at the awesome advice dished out by Michelle Gyimah, our guest on the Sparkle and Thrive this week.Having spent 10 years at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Michelle is now on a mission to put equal pay at the very top of the agenda and has a whole heap of tips on how we can begin to tackle the gender and ethnicity pay gap. Here’s why you need to tune in💰 Find out how you can start talking about equal pay in the workplace. 💰 Hear how to start a conversation about pay equity, particularly if you’re a black or Asian woman, and how white colleagues can be better allies.💰 Learn how you can find equal pay information that you can use to your advantage. Here’s what to listen out for:[04:11] Why we need more women to set the rules. [08:20] Joy describes her experience of a pay negotiation. [14:31] Hear Michelle’s top tips on negotiating equal pay. [17:29] Michelle talks about the ethnicity pay gap.[22:23] Hear how you can find equal pay information. [27:33] Michelle highlights why pay equity is becoming more important. [30:16] Tune in for Michelle’s parting words of wisdom.It’s time we blew the lid off pay disparity. Because, as Michelle rightly says, you should feel totally safe in being the first to challenge the status quo. The more we speak up, the greater the change. ▶️ Press play now. ▶️For links and resources mentioned in this episode, please visit TechPixies.com.Huge shout out to TechPixie Sophie Rose Simmons who created the pre-roll voiceover to our podcast! If you would like her to create your pre-roll voice over, please check her out at https://www.sophierosevoice.com.

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Joy Foster is an award winning entrepreneur who helps women upskill with modern technology in order to return to work, change careers or start a business. Most recently she was recognised by Grant Thornton as one of the 100 Faces of the Vibrant Economy 2018, she was awarded Startup Director of the Year for London and the South by the Institute of Directors (May 2018). She was the only Startup female finalist in the national IoD awards (Oct 2018). Her business, TechPixies was named Women in Business Startup of the Year 2018 and Enterprise Nation Female Startup of the Year 2017. Joy and her company have recently been profiled in Forbes for raising £150,000 and Stella for breaking down barriers for women wanting to re-ignite their careers and in April 2019, TechNation has named TechPixies ‘one to watch’ in the EdTech space.