Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

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by Mika Brzezinski
     
 

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From the rising star of MSNBC's Morning Joe and New York Times bestselling author comes a timely and powerful look at women's value in the workplace.See more details below

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From the rising star of MSNBC's Morning Joe and New York Times bestselling author comes a timely and powerful look at women's value in the workplace.

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Publishers Weekly
Brzezinski knew that her role as cohost of the MSNBC show Morning Joe was integral to the show's success, and yet she was getting paid a fraction of what her male counterparts were. The network was certainly to blame, but so, she realized, was she; this was just the last in a long run of jobs where she'd seen a salary discrepancy, worked long hours to prove herself, got angry at herself for not earning more money and respect, and stormed off and got a new job—only to repeat the pattern. Wondering if other successful women also consistently undermined and undercut themselves, she interviews power women—Obama senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Tina Brown, Nora Ephron, Suze Orman, and Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg. Brzezinski illustrates how women undervalue themselves in the workplace—excessive gratitude "just to have the opportunity," not negotiating their contracts, taking on extra work for which they're not being paid, and asking for raises in ways in which they're virtually certain to be turned down. While these insights are familiar, the celebrity angle provides much-needed perspective—if even the most successful women undervalue themselves out of a desire to be liked, as Joy Behar admits, then clearly the rest of us accepting 77 cents on our male colleagues' dollar are not alone. A thoughtful look at how women can quit getting in their own way. (May)
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TheAtlantic.com
"A rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve."

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“A lot of getting ahead in the workplace has to do with being willing to raise your hand…If we as women don’t raise our hands in the workplace, we’re not going to get the same opportunities men do. Because men keep their hands up.”
 
Nora Ephron, writer and director
“The words favored nations—that’s an expression all women should know. In other words, you always want to be paid no less than what anyone else is being paid.”
 
Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
“Just look around and you’ll see plenty of evidence that asking for what we want results not in the realization of our own worst fears but in getting what we want.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781602861343
Publisher:
Weinstein Publishing
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
576,553
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.24(h) x 0.79(d)

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