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New Job

I started a new job last Friday.

I still work for the same company, in the same building and on the same floor, even under the same director, but it’s new and it’s a promotion and I also got a raise and I looooooooove it. A lot!

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Knowing Your Value

There is a Women’s Empowerment Network in my office that holds various events and offers a variety of forums for communication between women in my field. A while ago, someone posted a link to a book calledĀ Knowing Your Value on the group’s internal social media page and suggested that everyone should read it. So, I ordered a copy online and decided to finish it before we got to this year’s performance reviews, which are coming up in the next few weeks, so I could be more prepared to positively represent myself during the discussion.

The book focuses on the pay gap between men and women in the same job and, similarly to what I’ve heard about Cheryl Sandberg’sĀ Lean In, suggests that part of the reason women don’t get paid as well is because they are less likely to ask for raises. And when they do ask, they ask poorly and are less likely to succeed than men who ask the same thing.

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