Money matters: Negotiating, setting rates, and getting fair pay

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Indy Hall

399 Market St #360 · Philadelphia, PA

How to find us

Indy Hall is located in the Colonial Penn building at 399 Market Street. Take the elevator to the third floor and then head right! This space is wheelchair accessible, and no steps are required to enter the building.

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You know there’s a pay gap—and that women are often passed over for everything from raises to funding rounds. So what can we do about it? For our very first event, we’ll be focusing on money—how to ask for more of it (and be more successful when we do), why more transparency about money helps everyone, and how we can all support each other along the way.

We’ll also be digging into the emotional side of things: How do we deal with the misperceptions and biases we face when we try to get (closer to) what we deserve? And how do we navigate our feelings and frustrations as we deal with a world that’s often working against us?



This is a big topic, so we need a super-smart expert to help us navigate it. Thankfully, we’ll be joined by Karen McGrane.

Karen is the founder of Bond Art + Science, where she leads content strategy and information architecture engagements for companies like IBM and Marriott. She also teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Prior to starting Bond in 2006, she was the VP and national lead for user experience at Razorfish, leading major design projects for clients like The New York Times, Condé Nast, and Disney.

More about Karen:

From negotiating with clients to coaching students on salary conversations, we’re sure Karen has a lot to say about women and money. You don’t want to miss this!


6pm // Doors open
Grab a drink and some food while you’re getting settled! We’ll provide lots of snacks, plus a variety of drinks (seltzer, soda, wine, and beer). We’ll start at 6:30pm sharp!

6:30pm // Opening exercise: Hyped/Freaked
We’ll get to know each other by sharing what makes us excited and nervous about money matters.

6:45pm // Discussion with Karen
A realtalk conversation about all things money with our guest expert.

7:30pm // Activity: Practice what you learned
We’ll walk you through a guided activity to help you practice talking about salary, rates, and other money matters with pretty much anyone.

7:45pm // Closing exercise: F Yeahs!
Before go, let’s leave on a high note by sharing 1 thing we learned or want to do next.

8pm // Open networking time
Feel free to hang out afterward for more discussion, snacks, and drinks.


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