Stay Lit so Others Can See Your Fire
Recap: Atlanta Kick Off Town Hall
This is a recap of our Women & Money kick-off town hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Money is a tool. We should not associate it with our value as human beings. Tara Jones reminded us that “we need to break up with the idea that our financial worth and personal worth are the same thing." When we begin to see money as an external tool, rather than relating to it emotionally, we can feel more free to ask for what is fair. Negotiating a salary or raise can be transactional, and if we don’t get what we want, we do not have to feel personal rejection.
Say Hello to Our L.A. Angels
This is a recap of our Women & Money Town Hall on June 15, 2017 hosted at Switchyards Downtown Club in Atlanta.
Ask yourself: what would a straight white man do?
Get to know the ambassadors who are cultivating Ladies Get Paid in Los Angeles!
My Attitude sabotaged my career- and it was awesome
Six experts from the creative, tech, startup, and legal worlds came together to have an honest, intimate, thought-provoking discussion digging into what makes negotiation so hard and why we, as women, have to get better at it. We opened the night with free-word association. What is the first word that pops into your mind when you hear the word negotiation? Our panelists’ answers: “compromise,” “game,” “opportunity,” “real,” “oh god,” and “business.”
Recap: Boston Kick Off Town Hall
Re-living the time you stuck your foot in your mouth can be painful. Re-living the year you sabotaged your life is…well, it’s kind of awesome (stay with me here).
Meet Our Ambassadors: Washington, D.C.
On the evening of March 28th, 2017 it was pouring rain and unseasonably cold, but that didn’t stop 70+ women from attending our first town hall in Boston! One by one, ladies marched in, poured themselves a glass of wine, and settled in for an evening of honest and raw conversation about money and their careers.
Recap: San Diego Kick Off Town Hall
Get to know our Washington, DC ambassadors and their city!
Meet Our Ambassadors: Boston
This is a recap of our first town hall in San Diego on March 7, 2017. The night featured mingling, connecting, and an opportunity for our six panelists to share what they’ve learned on their journeys navigating the professional community in San Diego. There was a common thread tied throughout that we must continue to lift each other up through active networking for self and for others — encouraging healthy discussions in the workplace, and being real about the amount of time we want to give versus the amount of time we have to give.
Thirty-Six Ways to Self-Care According to our Members
We sat down with our Boston ambassadors to get to know a bit about them, they're city, and why they're excited to bring Ladies Get Paid to their community.
Recap: Los Angeles Kick Off Town Hall
On social media this week, we asked our members how they self-care. Their answers were too good, we had to share.
Recap: San Francisco Kick Off Town Hall
This is a recap of our first town hall in Los Angeles on March 2, 2017.
How a Stolen Passport Changed One Woman's Journey
This is a recap of our first town in San Francisco on March 1, 2017.
The Fear of Imperfection and How I Got Over It
We sat down with Creative Director and Designer, Lucia Orlandi, to discuss what it's like making the transition to New York as an immigrant and creative. Get to know a bit about Lucia before she shares her personal reinvention story at our town hall in New York City on Thursday, March 9, 2017.
Undressing Your Compensation
Fear of imperfection stifles vitality and momentum. There are many projects that I wish I had seen through, but didn’t because they weren’t going to be good enough to display.
How One Woman Brought a Suit Against the Marines - and Won.
You are moving confidently through an interview when all of the sudden the hiring manager asks, “Please walk me through your salary history, starting at the first place of employment.” Crap. How do you navigate this question without losing the opportunity or your temper?
Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green wrote a letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences." Here is our response.
If any woman can die for this country alongside a man, for the same reason, why should you treat her with disrespect and shame? Why should you make her feel less than for wanting to serve our country? And why should you make her jump through two times the hoops to receive half the respect?
The Bearded Feminist
Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green's letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences", submitted to the Wasatch Wave, got our blood boiling. As one of our Salt Lake City members put it, "That letter is gross and definitely made me pull a Picard-level face palm."
Town Hall Recap: Discrimination & Inclusion
I started to write and publish more and more and this was the moment I came up with the idea of “Bearded Feminist." The Facebook magazine portrays inspiring women around the globe to create a platform for role models for current and future generations.
Gathering to discuss diversity and inclusion of marginalized groups in the workplace can feel daunting. No matter where you fall on the spectrum of privilege, to discuss this issue is to be faced with the task of honoring your own experience and wisdom, while making ample room for others.