Topic: negotiating

Sheryl Sandberg Is Inspiring Women To Ask For Raises

Sheryl Sandberg Is Inspiring Women To Ask For Raises

If you don’t have an opinion on Sheryl Sandberg in 2013, you’re not paying attention. Her “Lean In Circles” are hokey and elitist! “Lean In” misunderstands women’s deepest natural desires! She only speaks to elites! Meanwhile, on the ground, “Lean In” is having a very real effect: BuzzFeed editor in chief Ben Smith reported this week that two female employees have referred to Sandberg recently in asking him for raises, and that other bosses — including at the New York Times — are saying the same. “It’s a concrete, if anecdotal, suggestion that Sandberg’s high-profile effort to start a movement is having real consequences,” he writes. More »

9 Ways You’re Being Too Nice At Work

9 Ways You’re Being Too Nice At Work

As I read Sheryl Sandberg‘s “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead,” I nodded so hard that I worried my neck would sprain. I noticed after a while that the highlight function on my Kindle was turning every page fully yellow.

The takeaway? Succeeding in business—whether that business is a blog, the PTA, or being COO of Facebook—is hard, and nobody can do everything right. But you can try, and you can remain a human being while doing it. More »

Sexist Career Advice That Grinds Our Gears: Gender Wage Gap

Sexist Career Advice That Grinds Our Gears: Gender Wage Gap

While I was perusing Twitter this morning, I came across an AOL jobs piece titled Tactics That Will Help You Get a Raise (If You’re Female). I’m sure plenty of people reading this piece were hoping to get some concrete advice regarding navigating the workplace structures that contribute to the gender wage gap, but unfortunately, this article’s advice only seemed to perpetuate the problem. More »