Business school professor Deborah Streeter gives solid, research-backed advice on how to negotiate better, even in the context of a gender divide that sometimes sees women who stick up for themselves in negotiations as aggressive. Streeter offers a very helpful sample script.
If we in this community agree, in theory, that underrepresentation is caused by an uneven playing field, what do we do about those who are not aware of or willing to accept this, and are therefore not open to solving it?
My story is the blueprint of ambitious women everywhere, women who were told from a young age that they were “bossy” instead of potential leaders, “bragging” instead of expressing our hard work and asserting our worth, taught that we needed to look, act, and talk a certain way rather than develop our skills if we wanted to be successful.
The 25 women of Duolingo meet regularly outside of work to compare notes and offer support. This is one of three diversity and inclusion initiatives launched by head recruiter Jeesoo Sohn, who thinks companies should work on their internal culture too, not just hire their way to more diversity and inclusion.