Believe me, I know why you clicked that link.
It happened to me twice and I still didn’t understand. Hi, I’m Kristen. I’m an attorney, a career coach, and a professional development expert, specializing in women’s leadership and gender inclusion.
About ten years ago, I started a new job and quickly excelled. I was rock star status in a matter of months. I was revamping programs, creating high performing teams, and developing new and relevant curriculum for my clients.
I loved my job and I wanted to advance. So when the opportunity to interview for a promotion presented itself, I jumped.
I went through three rounds of interviews to reach the final, only to have a man win the position over me.
I was disappointed, but I didn’t think too much of it.
I was told he had a rich background in marketing, despite the fact that at its heart, the job was management-focused, something I excelled at.
Fast-forward another 18 months.
I’m winning awards, and was selected for our company leadership program, when another opportunity arises.
This time, the position is perfect. More creativity, more travel, more coaching, more of everything I want.
I didn’t get it.
Same thing happened. I made it to the final round, and this time, an unmarried woman was selected over me.
Again, they said it was her experience, but I knew the only common denominator was me.
It broke me for a while.
I ran a way to surf camp in Costa Rica for a week. My poor husband had no idea what the hell was going on with me, and I couldn’t explain it myself. I had worked hard in school, and advanced quickly, only to become stuck in middle management. Believe me, not something I’d dreamed of when I was a little girl.
It wasn’t until years later that I began to piece the problem together. I remembered an education class I’d taken in undergrad on how girls are socialized differently; I looked at my own experience and the data.
What happened to me happens to women who worked hard, played by the rules, and expected to be recognized and rewarded EVERY SINGLE DAY.
That recognition never comes.
Instead, we’re given more work (because we’re a team player), passed over more often (because it’s not yet our turn), and if we do get frustrated or kurfluffeled, we’re perceived as angry, aggressive, and selfish. And a lot worse.
Your frustration is warranted.
My frustration was warranted.
That’s why I created this course to teach women like you how to interview and negotiate a better salary. Like A Girl.
I want you to break the glass ceiling, bridge the wage gap.
Are you saying to yourself: Do women really need this? The answer is: YES. And here are just a few statistics to prove why:
- The exact same resume with a woman’s name instead of a man’s is 30 percent less likely to be added to the worthy of hire pile.
- Men are offered an average of $14k more for the exact same position.
- Women themselves ask for an average of 30% less than men do for the exact same position.
And when women do attempt to negotiate salary, their favorability rating goes down, no matter whether hiring manager is a man or a woman.
It may sound depressing; to me, it’s infuriating.
This is not data from the 1970s or 80s.
This is present day. And it’s not getting better. It’s actually getting worse.
It’s estimated that, at the rate we’re bridging the wage gap, it will a little more than 115 years before we’re at parity.
115 years. WHAT?
When you throw in the fact that women are living longer, and we still endure a 7 percent pink tax—that increase on women’s products and services for common items such as razor, dry cleaning, and haircuts—we don’t have time to wait.
So here is my invitation to you: sign up below to get my gut check webinar for free. In it, you’ll learn the three major lies women tell themselves at work for making less than their male counterparts—all of which you have likely experienced and don’t even realize.
I want you to know me, and understand my background, expertise, and what I’m offering before you even think of buying my course. I want you to know me, and have a sense of what I can provide you before you purchase. And I don’t want you to spend money on a program that isn’t the right fit for you.
Because I know I wouldn’t want that for myself.
Here’s what I can tell you:
- I’ve coached and mentored employees for nearly 15 years. I’ve recruited, and conducted hundreds of interviews, and taught 1,000’s of clients how to research positions, prepare for interviews, and negotiate a top salary.
- I’m one of the best negotiators in the business. I’ve worked for big name politicians, and I’ve been on both sides of the table as a lawyer. I know the techniques and the language to either diffuse a situation, or allow a decision maker to questions his or her assumptions. And I will teach you all that I know.
But let me be clear, this webinar and course won’t provide a canned answer.
Both will help you realize your value as an employee and a woman. What lights you up, and what strengths and brilliance you bring to any organization. The full workbook and multiple exercises are going to give you the introspection needed to build confidence from the inside out.
I know how powerful this work is, and I want as many women as possible to be positively impacted.
What you learn in the webinar:
- How you’re being passed over for a raise and WHY.
- Three solutions that you can apply TODAY at your job.
From there, you can preview the course for FREE. Yes, 100% free. Just sign up for the free preview at Thinkific. At any point, if you have any questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or post them to the discussion. I’m always here to help.
I’ll see you in the webinar.
Let’s Do This!
- Want to ace the interview and negotiate salary like a boss? This webinar and course is for you.
- Sign up below for your FREE, on-demand training about what’s actually happening when you interview and negotiate salary—and how to turn it around.