Women, Money, & Power - Oh My!

When women embrace their power to lead and have the tools and support to do so, they make choices that change history. Just let that idea sink in for a minute. (It’s that second part—tools and support—that’s all too easy to forget.)Why is it that even in today’s age, U.S. women make an average of 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home? Clearly our organizations and systems need to change, but women and men must do the work of changing those systems.And who has the biggest stake in making the change?Next week, our co-founder Gloria Feldt will speak about exactly this issue for a conversation, “Pioneering Pay Equity: Strategies to Bridge the Gap, Own Your Value and Negotiate Your Worth (POE)” at Watermark’s “Lead On Conference for Women” in Santa Clara, California.A diverse panel of experts will join her, including:

  1. Kimberly Bryant, founder, Black Girls CODE 
  2. Kristi Mitchem, executive vice president, Global Advisors, State Street Corporation
  3. Victoria Pynchon, co-founder, She Negotiates (and our partner in the Close the Gap App)

Oh, and there will be a few more speakers you might have heard of, such as Hillary Clinton and Diane Von Furstenberg.Are you attending? Be sure to tweet highlights from this panel using #LeadOnCA.Not attending? Join the conversation on Twitter by following Gloria Feldt at gloriafeldt, Kimberly Bryant at 6gems, and Vickie Pynchon @vickiepynchon.You’re sure to snag some tips you can use right away.Resources:Catalyst’s latest data on Women’s Earning and Income (March 2014)Coming up March 3rd! A Take The Lead March Virtual Happy Hour: A Master Class Strategy Session with Carla Harris. Register here! Book: No Excuses: 9 Ways Women Can Change How We Think About PowerBook: The Grownups’TABCs of Conflict and Success as a Mediator for Dummies