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Strategies to Bridge the Gap, Own Your Value and Negotiate Your Worth

When women are empowered to lead and given the tools and support to do so, they make choices that change history. Why is it then that women are not compensated to reflect our power? Why is it that even in today’s age, U.S. women make 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home, on average? In this interactive session, leaders of Mayor Menino’s Women’s Workforce Council and negotiation experts will share how Boston is leading the charge to help women achieve pay equity. Attendees will hear from senior executives from leading area companies who are taking concrete and public steps to address these issues and also share tools to help you become a powerful and confident asker. By sharing today’s most successful negotiation strategies, you will learn how to monetize your strengths and potential and own your value – not only in your paycheck, but by the position you hold.


Panelists: Dennis Colling, vice president, human resources, Partners HealthCare @PARTNERSNEWS
Victoria Pynchon, co-founder, She Negotiates and best-selling author, The Grownups’ ABCs of Conflict and Success as a Mediator for Dummies @VICKIEPYNCHON
Alison Quirk, EVP, chief of human resources and corporate citizenship, State Street Corporation and member, Mayor Menino’s Women’s Workforce Council @STATESTREET

Moderator: Victoria Budson, executive director, Women and Public Policy Program, Harvard Kennedy School, chairwoman, Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women and member, Mayor Menino’s Women’s Workforce Council @WAPPPHKS