DEBORAH GREENFIELD: INTERNATIONAL LABOUR ORGANISATION IS THE MOST INTERESTING PLACE TO WORK
Deborah Greenfield, ILO’s Deputy CEO for Political Affairs, has been invited to the Second Eurasian Women’s Forum.
Deborah Greenfield is highly experienced in the sphere of labour law. Thus, she served as Deputy General Counsel of the US Department of Labour, adviser in Barack Obama’s Office, and legal expert in AFL-CIO. She has been working as lawyer for more than 30 years but continues studying and developing in the sphere of labour law.
Nowadays Deborah serves as Deputy CEO of the ILO. She deals with policy formulation, research, and statistical work. Deborah says that the ILO is a leading organisation in the sphere of labour relations. She can hardly imagine a place where the work would be more interesting for her.
Deborah Greenfield pays much attention to the topic of gender equality. During Global Gender Dialogue conference, she mentioned that, according to her, it is important to seriously consider the occupational segregation issue. It is necessary to learn where men and women work, what salary they receive, and size of the gender pay gap. It will help solving the problem. It is important that representatives of both sexes have equal working conditions, social protection, and competitive salaries.
According to Deborah, the concept of division of labour doesn’t work well in any situation. However, the expert mentioned that social economy sector is rapidly developing especially in the countries with high level of digitalisation. That is the sphere where most employees are women.
Deborah Greenfield is the woman that inspires other people with her activity and image. Many people mention that she is always beautiful, encouraged, and ready to immaculately perform professional duties.
Viktoria Yezhova, news agency of the Eurasian Women’s Community
Translated by Yan Zarubin