“Globally, women earn 77 per cent of what men earn. While this gap is slowly decreasing, at current trends, equal pay will not be achieved before the year 2086 without targeted action.”
Hardly fair, we say.
We don’t want to wait that long, so we’re giving back the gap.
Equal Pay Day this year falls on 10 March, meaning womxn effectively work for free more than two months of the year, compared to the average man. Hardly fair, we say.
As was revealed by The Guardian, there’s a difference even between the amounts of pocket money parents give to boys and girls. Boys are paid around 15% more than girls for fulfilling the same tasks. Hardly fair, we say.
Google’s AI shows advertisements for the highest-paying job opportunities much more often to men than to women. Modern technology also contributes to a gender wage gap. Hardly fair, we say.
According to The Guardian, the salaries of working mothers decrease by 4% with every child. The earnings of a man, however, grow by 6% when he becomes a father. Hardly fair, we say.
tuesday coworking berlin is trying to set an example for other companies by giving back the gap. What does that mean? It means we’re offering womxn* (specifically: freelancers / entrepreneurs / solopreneurs who identify as women) our Flex 50, Flex 100 and Fixed Desk coworking memberships with a discount of 19%. This corresponds to the unadjusted gender wage gap in Germany most recently calculated in 2020.
If even a small company like ours can afford to set an example like this, then surely bigger companies with greater profits can be encouraged to take a moment to think in what ways they too can contribute to reducing the gender pay gap.
* Only those womxn who pay their memberships themselves are eligible. This means that organisations or companies who pay the memberships of tuesday coworkers cannot receive the discount. We feel those organisations or companies should already be offering a fair wage.