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#Ask4More: You Get What You Ask For

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“Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate.”—John F. Kennedy

Next Tuesday, April 9, is Equal Pay Day. This day marks how far into the year a woman must work to earn the same amount made by a man in the previous year. President Kennedy made major inroads for women’s wages when he signed the Equal Pay Act in 1963, but here we are, 50 years later, and women are still making only 77 cents to every dollar earned by men.

That is why, instead of just focusing on thinking about negotiating your salary just one day a year, we want you to always #Ask4More. We have come up with this plan of action to help you build the skills and gain the confidence to #Ask4More. As women, we need to come together to realize the importance of negotiating for higher salaries.

#Ask4More is a call to action to change how you are approaching your career. By joining the movement, you will receive:

  1. A Week-long Email Series: It will teach you the ins and outs of successful salary negotiation (sign up here!).
  2. Invitations to Local Levo Workshops: By joining the #Ask4More movement, you will also be invited to join in-person workshops with women just like you.
  3. Valuable connections: Connect with peers and mentors on Levo League’s network. Together we will give and receive support as we navigate through negotiations and carry these relationships with us throughout the rest of our careers.

We put together a fun video illustrating the pay gap in real life situations. Watch it (it’s short and sweet!) and share with your friends.


Remember, you don’t get what you deserve. You get what you ask for!

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#Ask4More Equal Pay #Salary Negotiation Career Advice
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This movement is so amazing. I'm sharing this with everyone!

Fantastic movement, as well as a fantastic quote to kick-start Equal Pay Day! Great work, Levo League!

Love this campaign video! The campaign for pay equity needed to be disrupted and you've done it.

This is so inspiring and such a great way to motivate women to not be afraid to ask. Will definitely be checking this out.

I'm looking forward to receiving my #Ask4More emails this coming week!

Agree! Its really fun AND gets the point across...

Absolutely love the revolutionary work that Levo League is doing -- this is a topic that needs to remain at the forefront!

I went to a salary negotiation workshop for women in tech and learned that hiring managers expect you to negotiate for a higher salary and men often do. By not negotiating, you leave money on the table and lower the pay standards for other women in your field. You can't get something if you don't ask for it! If you have trouble justifying the need for more money (and think, "I don't need it" or "Asking for more is being greedy") the best thing I learned from the workshop is pretend you are negotiating on behalf of a client. A very talented, intelligent, deserving client.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Great point. As @sherylsandberg said, women are often great negotiators for others, but not themselves.

I had my first salary negotiation coming out of college today, and was inspired by Levo League and this movement to #Ask4More. And it worked! I'm now making 15% higher than the original offer because I just asked. Thanks, Levo!

Ruth Gyllenhammer
Ruth Gyllenhammer

congrats, Sandra!


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