Why I Did It: How To Get A Raise

businesswoman and door.jpgThanks for all your good wishes on my new online ad/venture, www.WomenAdvance.com. A number of you have asked: ‘Ann, why did you start off your Weekly Workouts product line with “How to get a raise?’

Fair question. Here are three answers:

  1. Because new female college grads earn 17% less than their male counterparts (National Association of Colleges and Employers)
  2. Because women earn 81% as much as men, based on the median annual earnings for full-time wage and salary workers (US Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  3. Because a 22-year-old woman who negotiates a 2.7% increase in a $35K starting salary, in comparison to a male counterpart who negotiates for a 4.3% bump in the same offer, loses up to $2 million over her lifetime (Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever, Women Don’t Ask)

Let’s change that! Speak up for what you’re worth.

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