Negotiating as a Woman of Color in TechFeatured

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Thank you, Nadia, for sharing your story and practical tips on negotiating as woc with us! If you have a good story to share, or know someone who does, let us know via DM.
Sharia's profile thumbnail
Would be cool if we could bookmark some posts :)
kuan's profile thumbnail
@sharia You can actually!. :) The bookmark button is on the top right of the posts. Right underneath your profile picture. Let me know if you have trouble finding it!
Sharia's profile thumbnail
okay so my mind is blown. wow. thanks haha
nadiadeala's profile thumbnail
Thank you for creating a space I can share my story with a powerful community!
jessicagrayson's profile thumbnail
Thank you for the support and encouragement. I found that after I reaped the rewards of a good negotiation, that it became super easy for future negotiations. Like, once I did it, it was better. It is always helpful to hear about someone that has made the same mistakes and learned from them to be even better!
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Thank you for sharing part of your experience! It's so true, we don't know what we don't know. And we can learn more from mistakes. Now you're better for it and wouldn't think twice about negotiating! It's a part of you.
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Nadia!!! This is amazing, thank you! >>"Be okay with drawing a hard line on what you absolutely will not take and what you will. I tell clients all the time that ultimately, if you’re in a position to wait for a better opportunity, the best negotiation ace up your sleeve is to be willing to walk away." -- HOLLA!!! I think this is an absolutely critical part of the puzzle in any type of negotiation, whether it be in your professional or personal life. Too often we aren't quite sure of what we want or don't have a clear idea of what we're worth, so we end up settling for much less than what we deserve. So yeah, before going into ANY negotiation, 1) know your desired number and your "must-have" items and 2) know that "X" is way too low or "Y" is way too unfair.
nadiadeala's profile thumbnail
YAS, gurl. Exactly. May we all take time to find that clarity in our value and what is an "absolutely not", and then have the courage and confidence to express them and walk away if they're not met.
Sharia's profile thumbnail
“I think it comes from being raised to not be disrespectful to authority.” YESSS!!!! WOW. THIS GAVE ME CHILLS. Thank you so much, Nadia. I really resonated with everything you said, makes me feel a bit saner!
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It's my pleasure, Sharia! Thank you for being so welcoming of this vulnerable piece. It's incredible how much we can all relate to these challenges.
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I found this article of this woman’s story really incredible. And I love the piece where if someone won’t answer to what their salary is to use the over/under question https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/venessawong/woman-pay-raise-pay-student-loans
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This literally made me bawl. I'm crying right now and sharing it with my whole network. SO incredible and I love Lizzo's music. What resilience and thank the universe for her sharing her wisdom that we shouldn't be afraid to ask for transparency. Thank you for sharing this!!!
kuan's profile thumbnail
Wow! This is an incredible story. Thanks so much for sharing!! I love this way of framing the question – it's excellent.
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Thank you for sharing your tips and your experiences. It's because of stories like this that I, in my last year of college, have changed the way I look at roles and the pay I deserve. I feel so inspired by all of this and I try to channel that into confidence when interviewing and discussing benefits and pay. Thank you again.
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That's really incredible to hear! Congrats on going through the wild journey of your final year of college AND going into interviewing and negotiating for your future roles like a BOSS.
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Thank you so much for posting this. It means the world as another Filipina from an authoritarian family, especially in an age where some are actively trying make it acceptable for us to be treated as less than/other/undesirable through social media propaganda.
nadiadeala's profile thumbnail
Thank you for your reply. We have SO much fierce respect and love for our family and elders, and we have to understand the complexities with how we're raised clashes with American workplaces and culture. It's oh so difficult for many of us to navigate, especially if we're the first of our family to ever do so. We are NEVER less than. We are worthy. We are worthy. We are worthy.
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As a fellow Pinay more power to your sister, I totally feel you in this post @nadiadeala
nadiadeala's profile thumbnail
Thank you so much for the shared energy, stories and empowerment, Sis! @theanimerin, it always helps and is meaningful to know we're not alone.
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Coming from an industry that generally *doesn't* negotiate (they normally just compare your credentials and offer you a salary comparable to those with the same level of experience,) it was a change to negotiate at my company.That being said, I knew my worth and I didn't back down because I couldn't make a living in NYC at the salary they initially offered