As we pass Equal Pay Day (which was this past Tues, April 8, 2014), we want to take action. One of the reasons the pay gap exists is that women simply don't ask for or negotiate their salaries. According to the "Women Don't Ask" web site, "By not negotiating a first salary, an individual stands to lose more than $500,000 by age 60 -- and men are more than four times as likely as women to negotiate a first salary."
On June 4th, we'll get together to discuss "Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want." The book is a guide to negotiating - whether it's a raise, a promotion, a new project, chores around the house, a new purchase with your partner - basically anything that applies to your every day life. We'll talk about what we learned, strategies discussed in the book, and ask questions.
A big thanks to Jana Veliskova for leading this event and for RJ Metrics for hosting us. They'll be providing coffee for us and some light snacks. You're welcome to bring your own as well.
A note on RJ Metrics - they're a business intelligence company that works with eCommerce sites to help them make smarter decisions with their data. They're currently hiring for 10 positions including a Product Designer, Software Engineer, Staff Writer, Community Manager, Business Development and more. Check them out here.