Webinar - Making Equal Pay for Women and Men a Reality


On 13 September 2019, the WE EMPOWER G7 Team hosted "Making Equal Pay for Women and Men a Reality" webinar. 



Companies are increasingly taking action to remove discrimination in the workplace and redress gender pay gaps. Some actions emanate from stronger government regulations requiring companies to track and report wages of their employees. Companies are also voluntarily taking actions because they recognize that closing gender pay gaps helps attract talent, increases retention and productivity, and contributes more broadly to economic growth and company sustainability that can benefit everyone.

The webinar organized by the WE EMPOWER - G7 Team will explore concrete strategies to achieve equal pay for work of equal value and feature good business practices on measuring and closing gender pay gaps and pay transparency. The webinar will highlight UN Women’s new Diagnosis for Equal Remuneration (DER) self-assessment tool to help companies and other organizations assess whether their pay scales recognize work of equal value and measure the possible existence of gender pay gaps.




Meral Guzel, Women's Empowerment Principles Specialist, WE EMPOWER Programme, UN Women


Carla Kay Kraft, Advocacy and Communication Analyst, UN Women

Diana Kobac Deskovic, CEO, MAMFORCE

Stela Stare, Director of Rewards and HR Operations, INA

Raquel Coello Quemades, Regional Policy Specialist, Women’s Economic Empowerment, UN Women


Carla Kraft, Advocacy and Communications Analyst, UN Women


Carla Kraft is the Advocacy and Communications Analyst of the Promoting Economic Empowerment of Women at Work through Responsible Business Conduct – G7 Countries (WE EMPOWER) programme at UN Women Headquarters in New York. Her work centers around women’s economic empowerment with a particular focus on achieving gender equality through equal access to decent work and social protection. Prior to joining UN Women, Carla worked for the International Labour Organization in Santiago, Chile where she worked on labour markets, social protection and domestic workers’ rights. She holds a Master’s degree in International Development from New York University.


Diana Kobas Deskovic, CEO, Mamforce


Diana is the CEO of strategy firm Spona Code and serves as the President at Working Mother Institute, an NGO which supports working women in pursuit of a successful career and gathers companies dedicated to gender equity. Diana is the author of unique methodology (MAMFORCE©) which evaluates work-life balance and gender equality in the workplace, thus supporting transformation towards more inclusive and diverse organizations which are utilizing women talents. Diana co-authored the book "From an Employee to the Female Entrepreneur", while her case studies about MAMFORCE practices are featured in two university textbooks. Diana received the 2016 Alumni Achievement Award from the IEDC – Bled School of Management for her leadership and outstanding contribution to the community, and Women in Adria's Best Female Entrepreneur Award 2018.


Stela Stare, Director of Reward and HR Operations at INA - Industrija nafte, d.d.


Stella started her professional career 14 years ago in consulting and has focused her HR related professional journey eight years ago. She has held several different positions in INA HR, all linked to Centers of Excellence - specifically Rewards/Compensation and Benefits area. She worked as International Mobility Manager in MOL Group in Budapest, Hungary. As R&HRO Director she is leading a team of 15 colleagues and responsible for INA Group reward strategy, international mobility, HR Controlling and HR operations. 


Raquel Coello Cremades, Regional Policy Specialist on Economic Empowerment, UN Women Regional office for the Americas and the Caribbean


Raquel worked for UN Women/Unifem as the regional coordinator Latin-American Gender Responsive Budgeting Programme, based in Quito, Ecuador, where she had previously hold the positions of women’s economic and social rights specialist and chief of the poverty eradication area for the Andean Subregional. Previously, Raquel worked as Senior Specialist on Gender and Budgetary Oversight for the UNDP-EU Project for Strengthening Technical and Functional Skills of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs), National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finances in the PALOP and Timor-Leste (Pro PALOP-TL SAI). She also worked as an advisor, researcher and trainer in the area of women's economic empowerment and gender responsive economic policies and budgets for different Development Agencies and International Organizations including UN Women), UNDP, SEGIB, EBRD, AACID or Oxfam International.





The webinar is hosted by UN Women’s WE EMPOWER - G7 Team. “Promoting economic empowerment of women at work in G7 countries” (WE EMPOWER – G7) is a programme funded by the European Union (EU) and implemented by UN Women and the International Labour Organization (ILO). 

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