In the world of sport, earnings don’t just depend on performance, but also on sponsorship contracts: “There’s still a lot of work to be done on this point. Sponsors still judge female tennis players too often on their physical appearance, whereas for men, it’s really their performance that’s the main concern,” says former professional tennis player Timea Bacsinszky.
RealTalk on 15 June 2023 in Lausanne
At the event on Thursday, 15 June 2023, former professional tennis player Timea Bacsinszky and author Benjamin Décosterd discussed “The gender pay gap – why money makes a difference”.
Sponsors still judge players too often on their physical appearance.
Benjamin Décosterd is a columnist and author working mainly in theatre. He is convinced that transparent pay is the key to greater equality, as he explains: “In the theatre world, there’s a collective employment contract that sets the minimum wage for actors.” When it comes to parental leave, he would support the idea that “both parents should be required to take the same amount of leave for two or three generations. If leave can be divided flexibly, it risks perpetuating the habit that it’s the woman who stays at home for longer.”
Both parents should be required to take the same amount of parental leave for two or three generations.
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