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Research

Female VPs earn 55% of what their male peers do

You may have seen the recent WSJ article on the gender pay gap. The article focuses on how companies must change to achieve gender equity. It’s a great article, and I highly recommend it. What stood out to me was this: Female directors are paid 71% of their male counterparts Female VPs are paid 55% of their male […]

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Success Stories

Nina’s Negotiation

How did you feel in your role and what prompted you to consider switching jobs? I knew that I could do more than what my current role allowed for. I wasn’t actively looking, but I had a conversation with the founders about the opportunity, and we really connected. For me to consider jumping from a […]

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Research

McKinsey and LeanIn.org’s Women in the Workplace Report is OUT!

It’s here!!! For those of you who were with us this time last year, you already know I NERD OUT this time every year. For the ~1,000 women who have joined us since, let me explain…. The McKinsey and LeanIn.org report is out. Today. (You can read the full report here). Every year since 2016, these two […]

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Success Stories

Julia’s Negotiation

Why did you originally start exploring other options? I loved my job, but I had been at the same place for 15 years and I needed to force myself to see what else was out there.  How did you feel when you got the first offer? Thrilled about the company and the work itself, and […]

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Just for Fun

Reward Yourself

Research has shown that a ‘positive mood leads to desired outcomes in nearly every major life domain’ – including negotiations.  Walking into a negotiation feeling confident, happy and optimistic improves your chance of success. How do we get ourselves in the right headspace? One way to prime a positive mood is to plan a reward. […]

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Tips & Tricks

Setting up a pre-meeting

If you think you may want to ask for a promotion or raise during your annual review, the best thing you can do is to set up a pre-meeting with your boss several months in advance. During that pre-meeting, the goal is to find out exactly what you need to demonstrate in order to reach […]

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