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Jane recently landed a dream job — a significant jump in title and responsibility. But then the salary came in: $25,000 less than she was already making.
Despite the strides made toward gender equality, women are still a rare find in the c-suite.
One of the first things we learn in business is: Don’t discuss religion, sex or politics in the workplace — ever. But regardless of your political affiliation, gender and women’s issues are being talked about every day.
My first boss told me, “Get in as much good business experience as possible before you have kids and your priorities change.”
Do you view successful negotiating as getting more than what the other party wants to give? If so, you’re not alone — and you’re negotiating all wrong.
For many women in their 40s and 50s, midlife can be a lot like our teenage years. We’re wiser, and may not hang out late with friends, but we can experience the same restlessness and yearning for change.
Today’s global marketplace is very different from the one many of us grew up in. It requires new approaches and diverse leadership teams with different world views, experiences and thought processes.
“You can’t do it.” “You’re crazy.” “You aren’t smart enough.” “You’re different and you don’t belong.” “It will never happen.” “Why do you want to do that?”
Many women still don’t negotiate. Or make counter offers. Many don’t like to say, “No.” We are often reluctant to ruffle feathers. The problem: Being uncomfortable or unwilling to negotiate is one factor contributing to the gender pay gap.
When Dr. Carol Greidner — a single mother and molecular biologist at John Hopkins School of Medicine — received the call that she had won the Nobel Prize, she was folding laundry.