Posts tagged gender wage gap
5 Things To Know About Salary Before You Ask For A Raise

Whether you’re asking for a raise or a promotion, discussing salary is complicated. Salary is more than just a number. It’s your value, your worth and your livelihood. It’s an emotional conversation that you don’t want to dive into without doing your own due diligence.

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Stay Lit so Others Can See Your Fire

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.

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What is "Women's work" and why is it paid so little?

For the past year, my Twitter feed has been littered with news of women’s accomplishments in STEM fields and programs encouraging women to pursue higher paying careers that have historically been male dominated. This coverage led me to believe that women were, overall, making more money and that perhaps the wage gap had shrunk. 

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Utah GOP Vice-Chair James C. Green wrote a letter, "Equal Pay for Women Has Consequences." Here is our response.

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."

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Recap: San Diego Kick Off Town Hall

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. 

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Ask yourself: what would a straight white man do?

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.”

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