Strategies to Overcome the Gender Pay Gap with Melita Long

06th June 2023 12:15pm - 1:00pm
Style of Event: FREE for Corporate Members (Use CODE: WIBFWEB)
WiBF Member: AUD $0.00 Website Subscriber: AUD $20.00
12:15-1:00pm AEST


We all know there is a gender pay gap in Australia that has only shifted marginally in 20 years. The current gender pay gap is 14.1%, on average women earn $263.90 per week less than men. To earn the same salary as men, women on average need to work an extra 60 days after the financial year. This is not good enough.

So how do we, as professional women and leaders overcome this in our careers, so that we can earn what we are worth and help other women do the same? Fortunately, there are many proactive things that we can do as individual women, leaders, and influence our organisations, to earn what we are worth and help close this gap.

This interactive webinar will cover how to maximise your career opportunities, prove your value, increase your confidence, negotiate your salary, and pay rises to earn what you’re worth. Having successfully coached businesswomen from specialists and leaders up to Board Directors, Melita Long will show you how to proactively:

– Plan and apply strategies to overcome gender bias in your career

– Increase your confidence to be more successful in job hunting

– Show your value and negotiate for what you want and deserve to be paid

– Ask for a pay rise and/or promotion and progress your career

– Get your organisation on board with gender equality

Pre Work

No pre-work required.


To learn how to earn what we are worth and help close this gap.


Participants will be equipped with proven strategies on how to overcome the Gender Pay Gap.


Melita Long is a CDAA and CICA qualified career strategist and executive coach who has successfully coached/trained 3,000+ clients since 2003.

Melita has run Careers on Purpose since 2005 specialising in coaching mid-life career professionals and executives from all professions and industries including across banking and finance, to achieve career success.

She has 20 years in career coaching, as well as HR, recruitment, training, and corporate marketing roles in tertiary education, healthcare, the public sector, financial and professional services, in Australasia and Europe.

As a Career Development Consultant at Melbourne Business School for 3 years she coached MBA, executive and senior executive MBA students up to C-suite and Board level.

Melita teaches people to identify and quantify their achievements and define their value in their CVs, LinkedIn, cover letters, personal branding, and interviews. She also helps her clients progress their careers, get new promotions, and negotiate better salary and conditions.