Back in 1999 the initiative which ultimately led to the current WageIndicator operations in over 92 countries, was taken by women. Paulien Osse at the time was trade union journalist and Kea Tijdens a labour market researcher, and both were specialised in gender issues. This fact guaranteed that the online survey on Working life and Wages as well as the web content on all sites had - right from their start - a strong gender component. The gender focus is deeply ingrained in all activities ever since. Just a few illustrations: in all Salary Checks, which are at the core of WageIndicator, participants may pretend to be male or female, may take any guise they like, with the aim to compare earnings and secondary working conditions, also and always between men and women in similar jobs and labor market positions. Furthermore: a major project over the past years is called Labour Rights for Women. A second project, Decisions for Life, also confronted the reality most working women face when they have to decide: work and/or family? Over the years sexual harrasment has been a topic in all WageIndicator websites and in research. For example: Violence against Women at the Workplace in Benin, Honduras, Indonesia, Moldova. And policy development online and in the NGO's and trade unions in South Africa and Indonesia. Last but not least the gender focus of WageIndicator is reflected in the composition of its international staff: more working women than men from around the world.