Women Don't Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation-- and Positive Strategies for Change
Combining fascinating research with revealing commentary from hundreds of women, this groundbreaking book explores the personal and societal reasons women seldom ask for what they need, want, and deserve at home and at work–and shows how they can develop this crucial skill.
By neglecting to negotiate her starting salary for her first job, a woman may sacrifice over half a million dollars in earnings by the end of her career. Yet, as research reveals, men are four times more likely to ask for higher pay than are women with the same qualifications. From career promotions to help with child care, studies show time and again that women don’t ask–and frequently don’t even realize that they can. Women Don’t Ask offers real-life examples of the differences between the negotiating habits of men and women, and guides women in retooling their attitudes and approaches. Discover how to:
• Take the first step–choosing to negotiate at all
• Develop a comfortable, effective negotiation style
• Overcome fear, personal entitlement issues, and gender stereotypes
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - PaolaM - LibraryThing
A must read for any working girl - an eye opener on how women's tendency to wait for their just reward instead of asking for it can lead to unintended inequality. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - terriko - LibraryThing
This book is a must-read for all women. The authors detail why we need to learn to negotiate, how to do it well, and how to take advantage of the skills women bring to the negotiation table. It covers ... Read full review
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Linda Babcock,Sara Laschever
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