Gender Pay Gap Report
As part of our commitment to gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion EngenderHealth conducted its first gender pay gap analysis with data from September 2019.
The gender pay gap represents the difference between the average pay of women and the average pay of men in an organization, irrespective of job positions. It is expressed as a percentage of the average pay for men. The pay gap is often an indicator of gender balance (or imbalance) in leadership, middle-management, and lower-paying positions.
The gender pay gap is not the same as pay equity, or equal pay for equal work. Pay equity refers to men and women receiving the same pay for the same job, or for roles of the same value. EngenderHealth is committed to pay equity, and our systems for recruitment, hiring, and promotions are designed to ensure that we pay equally and fairly for equal jobs, irrespective of gender, race, religion, or other individual characteristics.
EngenderHealth has a strong, public commitment to equal employment opportunity and to gender, equity, diversity, and inclusion, as noted in policies and statements available here.
Out of 410 global staff members at the time the data were captured, 42% were women* and 58% were men.* Our CEO, two of four vice presidents, and four of seven country and regional representatives were women. Globally, our gender pay gap was negative (mean: -84%, median: -38%), reflecting more women than men (57% v. 43%) in the upper pay quartile and more men than women (74% to 26%) in the lower pay quartile.
The country-level data presented in the full report show that in five of the six EngenderHealth offices with ten or more staff, we have a reverse pay gap with women being paid more than men (i.e., negative median pay gap); in only one country do we have a traditional pay gap with men being paid more than women (i.e., positive median pay gap). We include more detail about our data and our reaction to the data here.
*We find the binary gender reporting to be limiting; we would like to explore ways to be more inclusive across the gender spectrum in the future to better align to our goal of being a gender-transformative organization.