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Ladies Get Paid

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Ladies Get Paid

The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Barriers, Owning Your Worth, and Taking Command of Your Career

Gallery Books,

15 min read
9 take-aways
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Become a fierce self-advocate to surmount systemic bias, advance your career and earn what you’re worth.

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Gender equity advocate Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid, explains that women often blame themselves when they fail to advance. Yet, the wage gap and systemic discrimination are real. Wasserman offers women tools and strategies to use to defeat these obstacles and illustrates her points with applicable case studies. She delves into biased gender expectations, imposter syndromeand perfectionism, and provides practical advice regarding networking, interviewing, negotiating a salary and gaining promotion. Her message: Take charge of your career and support systemic change.


Seek employment that aligns with your personal goals and interests.

Messages from your family, community, school and religion shape your vision of the ideal girl, the right kind of life and the appropriate profession.As women enter adulthood, they conform to this image, assuming it will fulfill them,but infinite paths lead to success. Navigate them according to your goals and interests, untethered by familial or cultural influences. Change your indoctrinated mind-set by challenging guiding assumptions, discerning their origins and identifying how they affect your decisions. Eventually, you’ll trust your inner voice and instincts to pursue opportunities that align with your purpose and priorities.

Understand why you believe your true self falls short. Examine messages that limit your expectations. While being financially secure and independent matter, entertain the possibility that you can earn a living doing something you love. Focus on areas and activities that ignite your curiosity, and identify tasks or situations that deplete you.Recognize your strengths regarding work and life outside of work.

While no job is perfect, seek a position where your ...

About the Author

Consultant, writer and speaker Claire Wasserman founded an organization for the advancement of women, Ladies Get Paid.

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