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Setting up a meeting with the boss to negotiate a salary bump can be a loaded, anxiety-inducing experience for anyone — even when you clearly deserve a raise. Women in the workforce already have to deal with the ugly realities of the gender pay gap, and failing to negotiate a higher salary at the onset can become a barrier years down the line. According to research from Glassdoor, 68 percent of women accepted the salary they were initially offered and did not negotiate.
Below, we culled wisdom on how to negotiate a salary from women including Meryl Streep, Ellen Pao, Sheryl Sandberg, and Lilly Ledbetter, the equal-pay activist whose lawsuit against Goodyear ultimately led to the Fair Pay Act that bears her name. Read on for their best advice.
To see the full article, authored by Charlotte Klein and Julie Ma, click here to go to TheCut.com.