Closing the Gender Wage Gap: How to Earn What You Deserve | Ep. 23



Recorded in front of a live audience in London at the Executive Secretary LIVE conference, April 1, 2017.
Too many women around the world are seriously underpaid. One reason is that they have no idea what their jobs are worth. Another reason is that they are afraid to ask. Still another reason is that the subject of money has been forbidden and taboo for too long. But how to do that and then to make the case for more money? This is an issue that affects assistants in a very big way since 95-98% are women. Bonnie and Vickie break the silence and discuss real-life step-by-step strategies that have led to increases of thousands of dollars by assistants all over the world. You will learn how to negotiate your skill set, experience, and relationships into the compensation package that you deserve now and for the future and that will impact your daughters and granddaughters, sons and grandsons.


Bonnie & Vickie recording the podcast at ExecSecLIVE London
Vickie Sokol Evans & Bonnie Low-Kramen at ExecSecLIVE in London recording this podcast.

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Closing the Gender Wage Gap: How to Earn What You Deserve | Ep. 23
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3 thoughts on “Closing the Gender Wage Gap: How to Earn What You Deserve | Ep. 23

  • April 12, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Hi Bonnie
    Great podcast on a difficult subject for women to address. One question I have on gender PA; out of the 3-5% of Assistants that are male, are they getting paid more than female assistants? Just wondered as this is such a predominantly female profession whether we ‘buck the trend’ here.

    Kindest regards

    • April 14, 2017 at 12:43 pm

      Yes, Lara, I believe that the 3-5% of the male assistants out there do make more money than women at the same level. The male assistants I know personally feel empowered to say what they need to make it work for them. When we know better, we can do better. We can do this.

  • May 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you, Bonnie and Vickie, for this illuminating and much needed discussion on the worldwide gender pay gap. This is a subject that cannot be talked about enough. Women need to know their value and become fearless in negotiating their compensation, as well as knowing what to charge customers if they are entrepreneurs. Brava!

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