Number 5 – Negotiate Your Salary and Don’t Be Embarrassed If you’re employed, someone is paying you (if you’re self employed one hopes that is true too but it’ll be several people paying you!) The evidence is incontrovertible, men get higher pay than women. I’m sure that you’d agree this is wrong. There are a myriad of reasons but one of them is that women simply don’t ask for enough at the negotiation stage. Resolve not to be one of
Well, women got the vote in 1918 (or over 21s in 1928) and yet the BBC still make news in 2013 by actually having two women for the very first time presenting its flagship radio news programme, Today. Whoopidoodah BBC…perhaps. Is it a cause of celebration or one for scornful laughter. I can’t quite decide. I interviewed Sarah Montague, one of Today’s presenters and until this month the only female one, and she told me that the Today newsroom is
But women make up only… 22.5% of members of the UK parliament 15.6% of High Court judges 10% of bank CEOs 5% of national newspaper editors 0% of the bank of England Monetary Committee It’s unbelievable but it explains a lot. Source: The Fawcett Society Thinking of expanding your training business? Are you passionate about empowering women? I have a brilliant opportunity for you! To find out more, click here.
Number 4 – Network Like BillyHo Never mind the old boys’ network (although you just have to look at senior posts, including the UK Government to see how well that works), we’re thinking about your network! Take a few minutes to think about how many people you know and how many areas of influence you have. That doesn’t mean seniority; I’ve been in roles where my influence has far outweighed my actual position in an organisation. I have to confess
Number Three – Resolve to Speak Up Women are usually credited with being good communicators, with high emotional intelligence. Yet it seems to be a commonly held idea that women talk too much. Researchers looked at a huge selection of business meetings and at the end asked everyone as they left who talked the most. The men said ‘the women’. They asked the women and they said ‘we did’. The researchers said actually the men talked most in those meetings,