Many women share that negotiating – especially for themselves – can be challenging. Perhaps it is because many women are brought up with expectations to “be nice” and negotiation feels like a violation of that “be nice” rule. Or perhaps it is because women are less likely to be taught what successful negotiation looks like. Either way, this June 20, 2019 piece in Mashable highlights five tips we should be teaching girls. The pointers are definitely useful for adults as well!
Learning how to handle rejection, learning when and when not to be cautious and learning to embrace a leadership role are the three rules shared by Silicon Valley entrepreneur Meeta Vengapally. To read more about her thoughts, check out this June 23, 2019 article in Forbes
Food-related businesses are one of the highest growth areas within women-owned businesses. The James Beard Foundation just named 20 fellows (maybe we should call them “ladies” instead of “fellows”?) to their 2019 Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program. This diverse group of women will gather for five days in October 2019 to learn new skills to grow their careers and scale their businesses. Past fellows have expanded from a single restaurant to restaurant groups, signed national product distribution deals, and launched whole new companies. The power of education and networking is real!
For a long time, women were taught to “act like men” to get ahead at work…but now women are changing these old rules and using traits like empathy and collaboration to get things done. Take a look at this June 17, 2019 article in the New York Times to learn more.
The best way to become empowered is to help empower others. Check out this June 13, 2019 article in Forbes which outlines ten ways you can help empower other women in your professional network.
In this 6/1/2019 Forbes piece, Katrina Lake, founder and CEO of Stitch Fix, a fashion-based subscription service shares her lessons learned after taking her company public. (She is the youngest female CEO ever to do that!)