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EPIC Side Event: Addressing the Gender pay gap in the Digital Economy

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The ILO will also lead a side event on the 16th of March “Addressing the gender pay gap in the digital economy: an EPIC side event”. Hosted by the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC), this event will be an opportunity to amplify interest in innovative and practical solutions and in promising global initiatives to reduce the gender pay gap with attention to the digital economy. Special guests will engage in an interactive discussion to advance equal pay for work of equal value globally and take tailored action at the country level.


Rakesh Patry
Director General, International and Intergovernmental Labour Affairs and and Chair of the Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC)

Opening Remarks

Jemimah Njuki
Chief of the Economic Empowerment section
UN Women
Bathylle Missika
Head of the Networks, Partnerships and Gender division
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Emanuela Pozzan
Senior Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination Specialist
International Labour Organization (ILO)


Marcela Guerrero
Minister for the Status of Women, National Women's Institute of Costa Rica, Costa Rica
Paola Lazo Corvera
Secretariat of Substantive Equality between Women and Men, Mexico
Thordur Oskarsson
Deputy Permanent Representative, Iceland
Wendy Chun-Hoon
Director, Women's Bureau, U.S. Department of Labor, United States of America
Sylvie Durrer
Director of the Federal Office for Gender Equality (FOGE), Switzerland
Tanya Cohen
International Organisation of Employers (IOE)