Sep 30, 2021
In a successful negotiation, you need goodwill, relationships and positive bias working in your favor, but you can’t build those things overnight.
They are the fruits of deliberate networking and relationship-building.
We’re more likely to get great opportunities when we foster and strengthen connections with...
Sep 23, 2021
When you’re hunting for a job straight out of training you’re taught to be grateful for whatever opportunity is on the table, and sign on the dotted line, no questions asked. Why ruffle feathers when you’re lucky to be getting hired at all?
It’s a flawed mindset, but one that’s very common in medicine, and...
Sep 16, 2021
Reciprocity is a social construct that goes back centuries, and it’s so innate in us that it feels like second nature.
It’s also a powerful tool in a negotiation.
When someone gives us something, this built-in need for us to do something for them in return is triggered, and it makes it easier to come to an...
Sep 9, 2021
As female physicians, negotiation is a process that stirs up some uncertainty, hesitation and even intimidation. It feels like something only businesspeople do, and that advocating for ourselves is the opposite of what a “good doctor” should do.
This is reflective of the socialization we’ve received, and we...
Sep 2, 2021
It may not seem like it at first glance, but intimacy and salary negotiations actually have a lot in common for women. The struggle to advocate for yourself doesn’t just show up at work, it also shows up in the bedroom.
Finding our voices is important in every area of our lives, and when it comes to sex and...