Topic: raises

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 »

Managers Just Assume Women Will Accept Lower Raises When Times Are Tough

Managers Just Assume Women Will Accept Lower Raises When Times Are Tough

The wage gap between men and women is real, if sometimes simplified and exaggerated. The most simplistic reasoning blames villainous misogynist male bosses, purposefully keeping good women down. Others blame — with evidence — women’s underdeveloped negotiating skills, or tendency to work fewer hours than men. Now, new research suggests yet another reason for the stubborn gap: When managers can blame salary decisions on a company’s financial problems, they view women as more likely to swallow those excuses and accept lower raises.
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6 Things That Won’t Change Just Because Women Earn More Than Men

6 Things That Won't Change Just Because Women Earn More Than Men

Thanks to Liza Mundy’s new book The Richer Sex (and its place on the cover of Time magazine), we learned this week that women are poised to out-earn men within 25 years. America, prepare to meet your new female overlords! But as we anticipate this genuinely exciting future, it’s important not to get carried away and think that having women on top will change everything about the business world. Here are seven things about the working world that won’t change just because women earn more than men. More »