When Pete Gombert investigated his own company, he was surprised and horrified to discover indisputable gender bias, which was "particularly disturbing to me because I had hired and negotiated contracts for every person in the company,” he said. ... Read More...
Business school professor Deborah Streeter gives solid, research-backed advice on how to negotiate better, even in the context of a gender divide that sometimes sees women who stick up for themselves in negotiations as aggressive. Streeter offers a very helpful sample script.
If we in this community agree, in theory, that underrepresentation is caused by an uneven playing field, what do we do about those who are not aware of or willing to accept this, and are therefore not open to solving it?
My story is the blueprint of ambitious women everywhere, women who were told from a young age that they were “bossy” instead of potential leaders, “bragging” instead of expressing our hard work and asserting our worth, taught that we needed to look, act, and talk a certain way rather than develop our skills if we wanted to be successful.