I’m often demoralized to overhear this criticism about working women: we don’t negotiate. People who deliver this judgment, in my experience, tend to be human beings with limited experience being female: accomplished men in white collar, managerial positions, who shrug off women’s lack of negotiating skills as if absolutely anyone with self-esteem is born knowing how to ask for … [Read more...] about Why Don’t Moms Negotiate Better?
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A new study released by the White House today shows that American women are more highly educated than ever before and make up a majority of the white-collar workforce for the first time in history. But getting smarter doesn’t mean we’re getting richer: We’re still paid only 75% of what men earn for the same job, whether we’re flipping burgers or splitting atoms. Not only … [Read more...] about Women: We’re Getting Smarter- But Not Richer