Today is the Day You Ask for More
The numbers on women lawyers’ lack of wage parity with their male counterparts and their failure to achieve equity partner status are pretty discouraging.
If we leave the law, you can bet it’s to do something entrepreneurially awesome, like my lawyer daughter-in-law, Laurie Goldberg, has done by launching AmeriCraft Imports, Making Hong Kong a Better Place to Drink.
If you don’t want to become an entrepreneur and would prefer to practice your profession with as much opportunity for advancement, leadership and economic reward as your male colleagues, you’ll want to join Ms. JD and Levo League in the first Ask for More conference.
#Ask4More is all about what each of us can do to change the income ratio of women’s earnings to men’s. We’ve brought together a bevy of organizations dedicated to elevating women – to hear from other women who have successfully negotiated a raise, those who are willing to share their hesitations and experts who can give you advice.
You can show your support for this movement by sharing www.ask4more2day.com with your twitter followers and Facebook friends using the hashtag #Ask4More.
Ms. JD is also working with Queens Bench in San Francisco to offer you an Equal Pay Day Event.
You can also learn more about your own negotiation style in October at Ms. JD’s Annual Conference. We’ll be offering a negotiation workshop there, aptly titled, “She Negotiates.”
To empower one another, we have to look beyond the numbers. Let’s celebrate Ask For More Day by sharing our stories in the comments [at the link]. Have you ever negotiated your salary? How did you feel? What did you do? How did it turn out?
Earlier today I wrote a post encouraging women to ask for more by suggesting that American employers are waiting for women to come to them one at a time seeking wage parity because they can’t afford to bring women up to parity as a group.
That means today is the day that you “ask for more.”