In June, the Denver Girly Geeks and I got together for a virtual discussion on negotiating effectively.
This was prompted by a recent Salesforce User Group salary survey, which showed that on average, women survey respondents were earning 80% of what the men were earning – even after controlling for job titles and experience.
What did we talk about?
Cisco hosted a lively, fun Networking With a Purpose session this month – with over 150 participants from HP, EMC, Ericsson, Symantec, VMWare, Box, and a host of other Bay Area tech companies.
I led a roundtable on “Business and Financial Acumen: Critical Skills for the Executive Track“, inspired by Susan Colantuono’s TED talk on “The Career Advice You Probably Didn’t Get”.
We talked about why this is so important, how to understand where your company is going, and how to clearly link your work and results with your organization’s business and financial goals.
Want to learn more? The complete set of session notes is posted here: Business Acumen.
Congratulations to Cisco Connected Women and the NWAP core team for a fantastic and fun event, and thanks for inviting me!