How to eliminate the gender pay gap in civil and public services

April 30, 2024
Levelling up

Some countries require businesses to publicly report their gender pay gaps annually in a bid to put pressure on those that have a big gap to close and to help jobseekers decide which companies to work for. But what of the gender pay gap in civil and public services themselves?  

Governments need to take action to address their own pay gaps if they are to demonstrate commitment to gender equality and lead by example.  

But even in countries where women account for an almost equal number of senior positions in government departments, the pay gap remains – revealing a deeper story.  

Register for this webinar and join expert panellists to find out: 

  • How governments can devise a strategy to reduce and eliminate the gender pay gap, measure progress over time & build in accountability mechanisms  
  • How to assess and alleviate factors that play into gender pay gaps – such as under-representation of women in higher roles and higher numbers of women working part-time to fulfil caregiving responsibilities at home  
  • The merits of creating a system-wide approach and strong collaboration between agencies, employees and unions to drive success  

Public servants can register here for free to attend this webinar


USA/Canada Eastern Time (EST): 09:30 – 10:45
British Summer Time (BST): 14:30 – 15:45
Central European Summer Time (CEST): 15:30 – 16:45
Eastern European Summer Time (EEST): 16:30 – 17:45
Singapore Time (SGT): 21:30 – 22:45
Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST): 23:30 – 00:45


Lucille Thirlby, Assistant General Secretary, FDA

Biography to follow shortly.

Webinar chair: Siobhan Benita, Facilitator, Global Government Forum

Siobhan Benita was a senior civil servant with over 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many of the major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of Government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell to lead work on Civil Service reform and strategy. Siobhan left the Civil Service to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University as Chief Strategy Officer of Warwick in London and Co-Director of the Warwick Policy Lab.