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Both Sides of Negotiating Equal Pay - Hosted by WEST

Women negotiate every day. At work they negotiate not just their jobs and salaries, but research priorities, budgets, staffing, deliverables and time tables. At home some of them negotiate child care pick up and drop off, who is making dinner and who stays home when the kids are sick. While men and women are equally skilled negotiators, women face some additional challenges. Not only were many women not raised to advocate for their own interests, but they sometimes pay a social cost when they assert their needs and interests. This event will dive into what women negotiate, their beliefs around advocating for themselves, how to mitigate others’ negative perceptions when they assert their interests and two tools for increasing their effectiveness. You will leave with a better understanding of what is getting in the way of women and what to do about it.