Power Women: It's Realistic to Get What You're Worth
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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It’s been said that oftentimes women are not as aggressive or effective at making the ask or getting what they deserve when it comes to promotions and salaries. Women will often do all the hard work but be less than authoritative about getting top value for that work. So, how do women determine their professional market value and get top dollar for it?

Brazen Careerist shares real-life stories of women who fought for what they believe they deserved and got it. Author Emily Bennington writes:

At a recent dinner party, I met Debi Hemmeter, co-founder of Sheryl Sandberg’s nonprofit, LeanIn. Debi’s story of negotiating her salary early in her career is a must-read for every professional, regardless of gender. Debi chatted excitedly about how she used those same skills to garner her current role. “I watched Sheryl’s TED talk,” she said, “and just thought, ‘This needs to be so much bigger, and I can help.’” Debi knows her worth.

At the same party, I was seated next to Leslie Blodgett. When I asked what she did, she casually replied, “I co-founded Bare Escentuals makeup.”

“Oh, congratulations,” said another guest. “I read that sale was around $3 billion.”

“Actually,” said Leslie, “it was around $1.7 billion.”

Read more at Brazen Careerist …

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.


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