napsali-o-nasvšechny aktuality Equal Pay Day conference in Prague encourages women to be ‚seen and heard‘

The event features a number of distinguished speakers and mentors speaking about gender equality.

Though strides have been made in gender equality in Czechia, many experts believe that with a pay gap of 16 percent, the country still has a long way to go.

An upcoming Prague event aims to strengthen the economic security of women in Czechia, and the world, by provoking a professional discussion among companies and the public about the causes of wage inequality. 

Equal Pay Day will take place between March 31 and April 2 in Prague at the Clarion Congress Hotel. By sharing best practices and presenting female role models, the event’s talks and workshops are geared toward supporting the equal status of women at work and in society.

Yaa Peprah Amekudzi, head of the Cocoa Life Program at Mondelez International in Ghana, is one of the thirty-plus speakers who will weigh in on what keeps women from making steadier progress toward owning their whole identity, space, and potential in our world.

„I keep hearing: we need to give women a voice. But for me, that’s like people not being able to recognize that you already have a voice,“ said Amekudzi.

The concept of being seen and heard as a woman in the workplace is the theme of the 14th annual Equal Pay Day conference, which will encourage women to write their own stories before others do it for them.

Amekudzi adds, „Because somebody is thinking that they have to give you a voice if you are not careful, it will be that person who gives you a voice who will tell the world your story simply because they don’t recognize that you already have a voice and that maybe they don’t have a listening ear.“