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Ep. 109 - Ladies Get Paid: On Career Coaching + Standing in Your Power - with Claire Wasserman
Episode 10912th April 2018 • Almost 30 • Krista Williams & Lindsey Simcik
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Claire Wasserman is a career coach + founder of Ladies Get Paid, an organization + global community that helps women rise up at work. She says on her website of this business endeavor: “I created Ladies Get Paid because I needed it. The lack of women in leadership roles disturbed me and I was craving a space where women could support one another.” With a background in event planning, Claire launched her businesses to both career coach and help women negotiate salaries like a pro with Ladies Get Paid. In this episode, we delve into all things gender, creative directing, film representation, and more! You’re going to love her helpful advice as much as we did!!


We discuss...


  • Claire’s tips for how to negotiate like a pro! These include knowing your market value, learning to brag about yourself, what to do if the company in question doesn’t have a budget, how to be less nervous, and understanding ways to combat gender biases.

  • Knowing your value at work and sensitivity around discussing money.

  • How the perspectives of creative directors (largely white men) shape our understanding of the world.

  • Claire’s Ladies Get Paid salary negotiation course.

  • Advocating for yourself financially, because when YOU are negotiating for yourself, you are actually negotiating for HER!

  • The gendered notion of apologizing excessively over email, etc. and how to combat the temptation to say “sorry.”

  • Finding small successes in your day-to-day life rather than waiting to become “successful.” It’s all about mindset!

  • Educating yourself about money as a means of self-love.


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