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5:  Learn to negotiate – Most women need serious practise at asking for more money.  Remember, as long as you ask reasonably, your boss can only say no.  Don’t moan – argue for a rise on the basis of your performance.  Don’t threaten to resign if you don’t mean it.

6:  Be one step ahead – What objections will your boss have if you ask for more money?  Anticipate what will be said so that you have a good answer.

7:  Have a face-to-face – Ask to speak to your boss in person so you can both understand the situation and agree what can be done to change it.

8: Get some support – If a chat with your boss doesn’t work, talk to your female colleagues and gather support.  If you feel underpaid or undervalued, chances are others do too.  Lodge a complaint together.

9: Use the law – A trade union can help you fight for equal pay.  They’ll negotiate on your behalf and take legal action if necessary.

10: Be positive – Never apologise for asking for more money, believe in yourself. If you believe in yourself others will to.

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According to the Media Queen at Marie Claire there are 10 points that we should get straight before we ask for a pay rise here are the first 5 to get you started…..

1: Find out how much you are worth – Get an indea of the market rate for your role by looking at job vacancies for similar positions online or in the papers.

2: Discover what your company pays – Approach your HR department for a breakdown of wage categories.  If you’re concerned, download a form that entitles you to request key information from your employers. Visit www.equalities.gov.uk

3: Make a stand – Have you done enough for a pay rise or highlighted what you have done well.  Your arguement will have more weight if you can be specific.

4: Believe in yourself – Act as if you deserve more money – firm belief in your own worth makes others believe to.

5: Learn to negotiate – Most women need serious practise at asking for more money.  Remember, as long as you ask reasonably, your boss can only say no. Don’t moan – argue for a rise on the basis of your performance.  Don’t threaten to resign if you don’t mean it.

Look out for the next 5 ….

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Whatever stage you are at in your life, it is vitally important that you have the knowledge and practical skills to take control of your money and your life!

So many women find talking about money uncomfortable and therefore avoid the subject – only to find later in life that they are left in a poor financial state either through relationship break-up, partner dying or not being adequately rewarded for the work that they do.  The statistics prove that too many women have to rely on hand-outs, low wages or meagre pensions.

I am host and speaker at a two hour taster seminar which will explain how to: 

  • Break through myths and attitudes around money
  • Find out the difference between women who build a strong financial foundation and those who don’t
  • Know the secrets of women who have it all (financial security and living the life of their dreams)
  • How emotions, fears and attitudes can help or hinder getting what you are worth

 You will gain tips on: 

  • How to organise your finances and build your future security
  • How to be financially savvy

I will be joined by guest speaker, Louise Houghton, who has 20 years’ experience in the Investment and Insurance Industry offering highly personalised service.  She is genuinely interested in helping women achieve financial freedom with clarity and assurance throughout the process.

The first session is on Tuesday 16th November 2010 – 9.30am to 12 noon or alternatively we are holding a second session on Wednesday 17th November 2010 – 7.00pm to 9.30pm.

To book your place and for further information please visit http://buildandsafeguardyourwealth.eventbrite.com/

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Yellow, red or blue – come on girls it’s up to you!  Celebrate women getting the vote thanks to our grandmothers,  less than 100 years ago (1918).  Happy voting day – get to your polling station and VOTE! x

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