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#BBHMM: Asking For and Getting What You're Worth @ Pivotal Labs

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Have you found yourself struggling with assessing and understanding what your skills are worth?

Salaries and freelancer rates can vary greatly based on various factors, making it hard to know what to ask for. Also, balancing volunteer work, passion projects and side gigs can also cut into our bottom line. Led by our guest speaker Christina Truong, we'll be exploring various methods and techniques to discover what we're truly worth through discussions, collaborative workshop exercises, and a presentation.

Let's make talking about money not a taboo subject and help each other figure out what we're worth and how to ask for it!

How to prepare:

To gain better insight into the current landscape, Christina is in the process of collecting data on salaries in the GTA. To support this, please fill out this anonymous form (, share it with your colleagues as well :)!


*6:00PM - 6:30PM: Sign-In
6:30PM - 6:45PM: Networking
6:45PM - 7:45PM: Workshop
7:45PM - 8:30PM: Q&A

Speaker Bio:

Christina has a decade of experience in the tech industry. She has worked with top digital agencies as well as headed up the front-end development for a software company. As an educator, she has taught over 900+ students. In her former role as Director of Curriculum for a non-profit organization, she developed and managed all the adult coding programs and provided instructor training for all 20+ Canadian chapters. These days, she is working independently to offer technical consulting services. She also writes and speaks about code, technology and diversity and teaches a full body weight training class.

Interested in Christina's Work?

Christina recently built a course on "Building Strong Front-End Practices". Check it out on PluralSight (!

She's also currently working on another course with Lynda on "Workflow Tools for Web Development". As soon as an official launch date is set, we'll let you know :).