WOMEN & MONEY


"This thing about being underpaid: as a women you can think everything's fine, and then you find out you're being paid 20%, 50% less than someone else. I just felt horrified, appalled, hurt, wounded - it's not to do with the money, it"s to do with value: you feel, I'm undervalued." 


A 2016 report from the Chartered Management Institute showed that a female manager would have to work for at least 14 years beyond her pensionable age of 65 to earn the same amount of money as a male counterpart. 

Additional Financial Statistics: 

  • Gender pay gap in Europe is 16.3% (Source: EIGE)
  • Pensions gender gap in Europe is 38%
  • Women constitute 52% of the total European population but only 34.4% of self-employed and 30% of start-up entrepreneurs
  • Financing start-ups: in UK, male entrepreneurs are 86% more likely to be VC funded than their female counterparts and 59% more likely to secure angel investment ​
  • Research shows bias in economics profession​


Some of our sister city networks run a formal women & money programme; we do not have a formal programme, but from time to time we run events on negotiating a salary raise / asking to be paid as a consultant, personal pitching, pensions and investments, etc. 

If you would be interested in attending or organising one of these events, please let us know at events@pwi.be

Useful Links: 

PWN Paris film on women and money

Asking for a raise: see videos by negotiation expert, Giuseppi Conti 

TED Talk by Casey Brown: Know your worth and ask for it


The Fry Group Belgium Tax and financial advice for UK expatriates




Rising Tide Europe: female business angels
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