Tag Archives: Equal Pay

Can I Negotiate the Pay I’m Worth in a Down Economy?

Wear the Shirt - Equal payNow that the Paycheck Fairness Act failed on Capitol Hill, what can women do to try to get the pay they deserve, the same pay as men? In this economy, women may fear that aggressive negotiating may cost them a job either before they even have it or while they have it.

When Denise Di Stephan, a journalist and local editor of aol.com’s www.pointpleasant.patch.com, sent me that question via Facebook, I thought, “Wow, she’s sure covered the waterfront.” She touches women’s fears about negotiating pay in general, negotiating in a difficult economy specifically, and inadequate public policies to back up gender equality in pay negotiations…

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Seriously? Must a Woman Be Like a Man to Get Ahead?

Woman in FedoraThat question comes up every time I speak with women about their career aspirations.

A second question just as surely follows: if we can’t be authentically who we are, why would we want to “succeed” in male-dominated organizations or professions? Many women who leave the corporate world to stay home with children or enter entrepreneurial or nonprofit fields—or alternately, remain quietly in their jobs put only to find themselves doing the work but not getting the promotions—say they do so because they don’t want to become like men.

Yet all signs point to a potential breakthrough moment for women even as we debate the pros and cons of taking on male camouflage.

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[VIDEO] Equal Pay Dance — Watch, Join, and Enjoy!

You gotta watch it, and you won’t be able to resist getting out of your chair and joining the dance. I ran across this enticing video of Australian women doing an Equal Pay Dance while preparing my remarks for the She Negotiates Leadership Retreat coming up this Thursday. You bet, we’re going to do it there, though perhaps not in such lovely costumes :-) And a one, and a two…

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Here’s Your “Taking AAUW Home” Personal Reflections and Action Guide

It’s been great to be in Washington DC and an honor to give the closing keynote at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) National Convention. AAUW features in an important part of women’s history I share in No Excuses (page 175 if you have the book). That makes it extra special to be here.

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