Women. We’ve been in the news and on the news a lot lately. There’s so much going on in the world and no matter your political views, one thing is certain…we all should be treated equally in the workplace.
Think about your own life.
Have you accepted a position at a lower pay grade than you expected because you feared confrontation?
Have you taken on a client at a lesser rate because you didn’t want to negotiate?
Have you decreased your prices because you weren’t confident in your value and worth?
We earn less and we accept it. And that has to stop. It has been said that women entrepreneurs even pay themselves less than male entrepreneurs. It is time to step up and charge our value, pay ourselves our worth and negotiate jobs at what we deserve.
Confidence is usually the factor holding us back. We have a little voice inside of us that tells us not to be dramatic or not to take things too personally. We need to tune that voice out and instead start using our real voice and be heard.
As women, we are natural nurturers, which sometimes leads to us giving more than expected and not stepping up and asking for what we are worth.
We own our responsibilities.
Our work ethic is strong.
Our dedication to what we do is fierce.
We control our own destiny.
As we stand up individually, we will be standing up together. Understand and ask for your value. You are worth it.
If you’re struggling with value or finding your way as you navigate changes in your business, reach out to me at email@example.com. Let’s have a conversation and talk about it.