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Episode 045: Knowing Your Worth—and Getting Paid

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Happy Equal Pay Day, listeners!


Despite the people out there who think the whole idea of a gender pay gap is fake news (seriously, I was blown away when I found out they exist), it’s real and it affects a lot of us. But despite knowing the problem, talking about money is hard, and figuring out how to advocate for ourselves is even harder (especially while avoiding the whole “aggressive woman” stereotype).


Claire Wasserman saw this playing out, and decided she wanted to help women talk about money. She held an event to do just that, which has since turned into Ladies Get Paid: a Slack community of 15,000+ women and a series of events all with the goal of empowering women to overcome their professional struggles (monetary and otherwise). I’m so excited to have Claire on the show today to chat all about getting paid what you deserve.

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In addition to a really nifty activity to help you identify what you should be making (because internet research is not enough), we talk about:

  • What to do if you find out a male colleague makes more than you
  • How to shift the equal pay conversation to focus on your contributions
  • Everything you need to know about figuring out your market rate
  • How freaking awesome the Ladies Get Paid community is!


As a bonus, we’ve compiled some of Claire’s top tips around negotiation into a handy guide that you can pull out anytime you’re facing that tough conversation—download it here!

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Give it a listen and then give the gift of equal pay by sharing it with a friend who also could be making so much more. I can’t wait to see us all up our earnings—and close the wage gap together!


Show Notes (Timings are Approximate):

About Ladies Get Paid (1:50)

Learning to self promote yourself (7:00)

Does Claire think things are changing for women? (9:40)

The most challenging part of talking about equal pay (13:00)

What to do if you realize a male colleague makes more money (17:00)

Tools for getting information on going salary rates (20:30)

Who’s in the Ladies Get Paid group? (27:15)

How to join the group and stay involved (29:15)

Rapid fire travel questions (31:55)


Resources Mentioned on the Show:  

Ladies Get Paid

Get Money Get Paid Conference