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Saturday, July 16 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Don’t settle for less - know your value!

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You aced the interview and the hiring manager offered a salary but it was less than what you expected! Do you accept it, do you ask for more or do you decline it? According to research, women make 82 cents for every dollar earned by a man and the gap is even wider for women of color, LGBTQ and other underrepresented groups. The pandemic hit the economy hard and many women left the workforce. Unfortunately in some industries, taking a leave of absence or paternity leave negatively impacts opportunities into leadership positions and salary because it reduces the # of years when calculating experience. Will the gender pay gap widen as a result of the pandemic? The solution to closing the gap is to create a transparent culture and provide visibility to employees however it is easier said than done. Whether you’ve recently graduated or you are returning back to the workforce, or if you are considering your next move, negotiating what your next job offer, promotion, benefits and pay is important. In this session attendees will learn:
1- Why it is important to know your personal value
2- Who is responsible to correct the pay gap
3- When to negotiate and when to turn down an offer
4- Where to find resources so you know what you’re worth
5- What you can apply through 4 simple tips on negotiation strategies and tactics

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Aarti Gadhia

Principal Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Aarti Gadhia is a changemaker and has dedicated her entire career to breaking down barriers and boundaries to achieve equality for underrepresented groups in STEM and in leadership. She was honored for her contribution to the cybersecurity community by being named as one of the Top... Read More →
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Sherifat Akinwonmi

Business Information Security Officer, TD Bank
Sherifat is a Cyber Security professional with work experience across diverse industries including Banking, Oil & Energy Services, Pharmaceuticals, and IT services. She is currently a Business Information Security Officer (BISO) with one of the top banks in Northern America. She holds... Read More →

Saturday July 16, 2022 2:30pm - 3:30pm PDT