Posts tagged women at work
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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Member Spotlight: Eva Goicochea

Eva's leap into the entrepreneurial unknown didn't happen overnight and after a few more stints of working for others, she finally went full-time to run her own design company, eg studio. Along the way, she also amassed a pretty sizable Instagram following. In our first Member Spotlight, we give you a sneak peek into Eva's world. 

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Just because it didn't work, it didn't mean you failed.

A lot of us often think, “What if I started a business..." or "What if I quit my job..." At our fourth town hall, we listened to women who shared their stories of turning those "What if's" to  “I’m doing it” and learned what it truly means to take the plunge.

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Boundaries & burnout

It's hard to say no. Women often put everyone else before themselves which can be the fast track to burnout. At this town hall, we lit candles and really slowed things down. The big question of the night: when, where, and how do we draw the line between life and work? Maybe you're thinking, "I work for myself, I am my brand, it's not possible to separate the two." Or, "forget it, I'm already burnt out." 

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How to get over your fear of negotiating

Throughout the town hall meeting, the women on the panel told stories of how they negotiated the price of a product to investors, their admission into college and what it was like to be on the other side of the table during negotiations. The common theme? Fear.

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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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Recap: Boston Kick Off Town Hall

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.

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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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