Negotiating

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Rachel Lloyd

Rachel Lloyd/Negotiating

Founder & Executive Director, GEMS: Girls Educational & Mentoring Services

A: Don’t be! You have to push through society’s ideas about how women should act and take your own power. I want my girls to grow up to be bold, strong ...

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NellMerlino

Nell Merlino/Negotiating

Founder & President, Count Me In for Women's Economic Independence

A: I would recommend two books by women that have mastered the art of negotiation: Knowing Your Value: Women, Money and Getting What You’re Worth by Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning ...

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Janet Hanson

Janet Hanson/Negotiating

Founder & CEO, 85 Broads Unlimited LLC

A: I think women have to get used to thinking in terms of "key words"  -- I call it "negotiation optimization."  What that means — get to the point by being ...

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Tina Aldatz/Negotiating

Founder, Foot Petals

A: Within the first three months of starting Foot Petals, I had lunch with my friend’s father-in-law who was an “angel investor” in Latino businesses. I hadn’t intended to ask for ...

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KatiaBeauchamp

Katia Beauchamp/Negotiating

Co-founder, Birchbox

A: The first conversation I had with the CEO of Benefit Cosmetics was an experience I will never forget. It was a phone call, he challenged the idea and I worked ...

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Anu Duggal/Negotiating

Founder, Female Founders Fund

A: For me, the most difficult but most rewarding negotiation was in the co-founder discussions around my last company. I was negotiating from a position of weakness where I did not ...

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