Every single one of us has had to put a dollar amount on ourselves. What are we worth to an employer? How do we set our hourly rate? What is the right valuation for the company we’ve built with our own hands? Not only do we have to translate our worth into money but we have to defend it again and again, which is often the hardest part.
Money can be an uncomfortable and sometimes painful subject. So let's talk about it. Join us for a town hall that will feature the stories of women who've been in the trenches, including the founder of a one-woman operation turned globally-recognized brand, an executive recruiter spilling behind-the-scenes hiring secrets, and a startup founder who is bridging the gap between tech and creatives.
We’ll talk, we’ll commiserate, we’ll share stories, and—most importantly—we’ll lift each other up with advice and tips for getting paid what we deserve.
- How to advocate for yourself and other women
- How to deal with awkward questions about your salary requirements
- Speaking up to get results
- Building your business with grit and practicality
- Carrie Gay - activist and grassroots organizer, she began her career in Democratic politics, working on Tim Kaine's gubernatorial campaign and for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee before transitioning to consulting, where she ran social media campaigns for a range of social justice groups including the award-winning documentary "Waiting for Superman." Carrie also lead communications for Sean Penn in Haiti following the devastating 2010 earthquake. In LA, she's the co-founder of the podcast #DomesticUnrest and is working to create a community for women in LA to be seen and heard.
- Rachel Aladdin - Executive Search Director specializing in placing top Accounting & Finance professionals.
- Kristen Pumphrey - Founder and Co-Owner of P.F. Candle Co., a home fragrance company based out of Los Angeles. While her official title is CEO and Creative Director, she can also be found overseeing marketing, or, when she's not working, tending to her garden, and raising a baby with her husband/business partner, Tom.
- Audrey Bellis - Founder of WorthyWomen + Brown Girls Rising podcast host. A Diversity & Inclusion leader, and equal rights advocate for women, Audrey creates safe spaces for women to thrive.
- Anikah McLaren - Anikah McLaren is currently a Senior Vice President at Fox Searchlight Pictures. Previously, she was a Vice President of Production and Development at Universal Pictures and was an executive at NBC Universal for over ten years.
Here are your badass LA ambassadors:
Female-identifying, non-binary folks are welcome. Sorry, no guys.
**There is no recording at this town hall however, photography may be used. By attending this event, you are consenting to having your picture taken and used.**