PARLOUR: a space to speak – bringing together research, informed opinion and resources; generating debate and discussion; expanding the spaces for women in Australian architecture.
Pay equity

Mind the gender pay gap! This is a very real issue in architecture, with women architecture graduates starting out, on average, on salaries 6.5% below their male peers. Nor does it seem to get better as careers develop. What do we do?

The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

The graduate gender pay gap part 1 – what do the numbers mean?

What does the 17% graduate gender pay gap in architecture and building mean? Justine Clark teases out the numbers and the issues.
Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Gentlemen, I think we have a problem

Bronwen Jones challenges ACT architectural practices to conduct an industry-wide gender pay audit.
Why pay equity matters

Why pay equity matters

As Gill Matthewson comments, this quote she found about sums it up: “The literature shows that pay is an important predictor of the extent to which a person is valued in his or her employment context and, more specifically, of the extent to which this person is perceived to have...
More on the gender pay gap.

More on the gender pay gap.

Justine Clark reflects on newer, disaggregated data on the graduate pay gap.  “You tell them – girls should be paid more from now on, ’cause boys have already had more.” Sylvia Walker, age 5. Both my daughters looked incredulous and appalled as I explained what a gender pay gap was. The five...
Pay equity for women in small business

Pay equity for women in small business

The Women & Work Research Group and economic Security4Women invite you to their 2013 Equal Pay Day event: Spotlight on pay equity for women in small business.
The graduate pay gap – new figures

The graduate pay gap – new figures

Shelley Penn, National President of the Australian Institute of Architects, updates the figures for the architecture graduate pay gap.
Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

Employers, the law and the dreaded pay gap

What can we do about the gender pay gap? Neph Wake has collated some helpful links, along with questions to help check how gender friendly our workplaces are.
Architecture, gender, economics

Architecture, gender, economics

Justine Clark outlines the various intersections of gender, economics and architecture.
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