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Ladies Negotiate: New York

  • 594 Broadway #1106 New York, NY 10012 USA (map)

The gender wage gap costs a full time working woman an average of $435,000+ over the course of her career (and for women of color, it's even more.)

A woman needs to work 11 additional years to achieve income equality with a male counterpart. And if that wasn’t bad enough, when a woman reaches retirement age, she earns in less social security, since benefits are determined by wage history, and her savings must stretch about 4.9 years longer based on average life expectancy.

We may not be formally taught how to negotiate in school, but it’s never too late to learn. Develop your negotiation skills now so that you can advocate for yourself in all aspects of your work and life.

Key takeaways:

  • The negotiation basics you never learned
  • How to deal with awkward questions about your "salary requirements"
  • Why you should always make the first offer
  • Proven woman-specific strategies backed up by research
  • Time to practice what you've learned and discuss with your peers


About the instructor:

Alexandra Dickinson is an entrepreneur who teaches people to negotiate. She’s the founder and CEO of the boutique consulting company Ask For It. Ask For It was her side hustle until she got laid off and decided to devote herself to it full time. Please visit to learn more.

She believes that everyone can learn to advocate successfully for herself while being respectful of her values and those of her counterpart.

She is a contributing writer at Women@Forbes and has spoken at places like UN Women, Columbia Business School, and Investopedia, and consults with women and men at all stages of their careers. She also volunteers as the City Manager for the NYC Chapter of the Lady Project and serves on the Junior Board of She's The First.



Tell the doorman you're going to Breather on the 11th floor. Once on the 11th floor, make a right when you get out of the elevator, and follow the hallway all the way down to 1106. 


Cis women, trans women, and non-binary/gender nonconforming folks are welcome.

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