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Friday Coffee Talk from Planet Fair

Margret and Henrike, the award-winning founders of PayAnalytics and FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab respectively, converse with their guests about fair pay, equality and better workplaces, all while sharing their own visions of a future where we strive towards "Planet Fair". Margret usually has her cappuccino in Reykjavík or Washington, D.C. while Henrike enjoys her cup either at Berlin Wannsee or on an island in the Atlantic. The episodes are available as a YouTube Videocast or as an Audio Podcast. You can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

#42 - Would joint leadership work for you?
Coffee Talk

#42 - Would joint leadership work for you?

​​Among the practices that helped earn BMW its gold medal for universal fair pay leadership, the company allows joint leadership for some leadership positions. In this coffee talk, Margrét and Henrike discuss this practice: when can it be helpful to allow one full-time position to be filled by two part-time workers instead?

#41 - Variables that determine pay
Coffee Talk

#41 - Variables that determine pay

Margrét and Henrike talk about the variables that determine pay. Should older employees be paid more than young ones doing the same job? Are there alternative approaches to using age to represent experience? Our hosts also talk about employee performance, the most controversial (and possibly most fun) variable to measure.

#39 - A Good Week for Pay Equity: International Women’s Day and Fair Pay Certification

Margrét and Henrike talk about good news for pay equity: International Women’s Day and a major Universal Fair Pay Check win from BMW. The duo discuss why companies pursue fair pay certification. (It’s not just about employer branding – it can build lasting trust with employees.) Plus, they outline the two first steps companies take in order to get certified.

#36 - Gender Bias in Online Reviews - Starring Julia Barnett

Coffee Talk Episode 35 focuses on some illuminating research on gender bias. Margrét is joined by Julia Barnett, a PhD candidate at Northwestern University. Julia's research interests lie in algorithmic ethics and transparency, reducing the socio-technical harms of algorithmic systems, and deep generative applications in social contexts. Her recent study shows how patients perceive doctors differently based on the doctor’s gender. She examined over 400,000 online reviews of physicians.

#35 - Let's talk DEI - Starring Salomé Germain Trigano

In Episode 35, the first Coffee Talk session of 2023, Margret Bjarnadottir speaks with Salomé Germain Trigano. Salomé is an expert in Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI). She established Arba Advisory with the objective of guiding companies and universities in formulating and implementing a potent DEI action plan, fostering a more inclusive and diverse culture, and realizing ambitious and quantifiable objectives.

#33 - Defensive versus offensive strategy to close the pay gap - Starring David Anderson

Not all companies have the same motivations for closing their equal pay gaps. In this week’s Coffee Talk, Margret speaks with PayAnalytics co-founder David Anderson about the two major types of motivation and how they influence companies’ decision-making. This short discussion is based on David’s recent presentation at the WorldatWork pay equity forum in Austin, Texas.