Bridging the Pay Gap: Change in Complex Environments

Tuesday 18 July 2017

5.30pm for 6.00pm start, due to finish at 8.00pm

Ordnance Survey, Explorer House, Adanac Drive, Southampton, SO16 0AS | Maps


Organised by the Hants Digital Women with Lean-In-Together (South England), in association with Ordnance Survey, BCS Hampshire Branch and BCSWomen.

Speaker: Sharanne Basham-Pyke


Hants Digital Women, in association with Ordnance Survey, BCS Hampshire & BCS Women is a new networking group, a self-organised community committed to encouraging discussion on topics relevant to being a woman working in a digital profession/ organisation and to promoting technology as a profession open to all, both male and female.

At our previous event at the OS, we opened with some facts:

  • In the UK, the gender pay disparity is roughly 14% among full-time workers
  • There are more men named John running our big companies than there are women

We discussed how this can result from the relationships between how we think and how we structure our institutions (and how those things influence one another).

We’d like to invite you to our next event which is for men and women alike.

Sharanne Basham-Pyke worked with academic researchers to deliver a programme of change targeting specific interventions that had been designed to begin bridging the gap in three case study organisations: a University, a Health Board and a Local Authority. In 2016, she was honoured with a UHR Equality and Diversity Award for this work. She will share her learnings on:

  • The ways the Case Study organisations unknowingly and unwittingly had designed inequality into pay and performance systems
  • Some changes that had a real impact
  • And some changes that didn’t... and why

We will interview Sharanne about her work and then split out into groups to get a facilitated discussion going so that we all leave with specific things to take away.