It’s not better working on your own if you are a woman in the creative fields of blogging, writing, photography, design, event planning and more. It’s way worse. Female creative entrepreneurs—also called freelancers, contractors and drivers of the highly skilled, creative economy—endu
We already know that companies with more women executives are more profitable. But these companies are also paying their female employees more fairly, according to a new analysis by Redfin and PayScale. The gender pay gap is half the size at tech companies with more women executives.
This powerful infographic, created by Take The Lead’s Nailah Blades, visually expresses tips for negotiations underlining the necessity for the power to ask as now is the time to close the gap. Please share this post, the above links to the infographics as well as the Close The
“Be like Iceland.” That could be the motto for the United State to achieve gender pay equity. And yes, we could be like Iceland, but perhaps without all the ice. A little background here, Iceland recently became the first country globally “to introduce legislation requiring empl
Tackling, narrowing and ultimately closing the gender pay gap has been a major focus at the United Nations Commission on The Status of Women 61st annual meeting in New York continuing through this week. Take The Lead partnered with the UN for a presentation by Take The Lead Leadership
It’s not always about the money. It could be about a new title. Developmental training. Time off. Perks such as a company car or access to high level conferences and new responsibilities. Flex time. But if one of your 2017 New Year’s resolutions is to move up in your career, then now
We all intend to love our jobs, embrace our workplace culture and work happily ever after. Many of us are just seeking fairness at work. But what do you do if you find yourself in a workplace that does you wrong? You make it right. Rosemary Armao, professor at SUNY-Albany in the Depar
Sure, Viola Davis portraying Analise Keating, the brilliant attorney and law professor in ABC-TV’s “How To Get Away With Murder” may have changed the image of successful female lawyers, but women attorneys in this country in real life are not getting away with much. And for sure, the
As humans, we care a lot about winning. As women leaders and competitors in the workplace, we may care a whole lot more. The literal finger-wagging battle signifying who is No. 1 in the Rio 2016 Olympics swimming competitions between USA gold medalist Lilly King and Russian silver med
It was my third editorial job out of graduate school. After one year working at the weekly magazine, I asked my female boss for a raise. “My rent has gone up and I need to make more money.” She smiled and responded, “I don’t care about your rent. Never ask for a raise based on your ne
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