VWW Guide: Compensation Negotiation – Salary and Benefits
The amount you are paid and compensated at your job is a reflection of your value in the workplace. However, far too often, women are underpaid, undercompensated, and therefore undervalued compared to their male counterparts. The gender wage gap exists for many reasons, but part of it can be attributed to the fact that women, on average, negotiate their salary far less often than their male colleagues.
Negotiating your salary and compensation is intimidating and daunting for many women and men but is nevertheless a vital skill to practice at any point in your career. Women face unique challenges when it comes to negotiating, because societal expectations have long pushed women to act agreeable and compliant. Women are too often viewed as unlikeable and demanding when they ask for what they want.
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