The good news is that negotiating skills can be learned and perfected.
1. Prepare fully. Do your research at Fairygodboss or Glassdoor. Know what your seat commands. Ask your peers. Ask mentors.
2. Cultivate positive emotions.
Be prepared to tell stories about your wins at your previous jobs and why you are good for this job.
3. Boosting Emotional Intelligence.
Watch your body language. Your non verbal cues can convey 12.5 times more information than the words coming out of your mouth.
4. Negotiate Communally
5. Negotiating a Package. Women are so excited to be invited to the table, that they don’t take agency over the process. When given a salary offer, say, this is a good place to start. Or, buy time by saying, Let me gather my notes together. Have your other items you want ready to ask if you don’t get what you want initially.
Drink Like a Lady with Kathie De-Chirico Stuart & Joya Dass
Kathie is a brand strategist. Joya is a recovering journalist. Each week, on the Drink LIke a Lady Podcast, they share tactical advice to support women getting a seat at the bar —and the boardroom.