Women

A Brief Guide to Successful Negotiation in Academia

March 04, 2019

The process of negotiation can be challenging for many especially in academia. When people seek my advice for putting a start-up package together they generally start by saying they do not want to appear too greedy.  (1) Forget greed, it is all about need. Negotiating for a start-up package is about asking for what is essential in order for you to be successful at what you are being hired to do.  Ask for the maximum of what you need.  It is not about trying to game a system to get the maximum you can or figuring out the maximum you can ask for and not appear greedy.

#MeToo Immunity - "Time's Up" for Politics?

October 08, 2018
#MeToo and Time's Up movements as agents of change in many industries and the challenges they face in politics. By: Kate Blumenthal

As More Women Run for Office, U.S. State Legislatures are Poised to Change

October 08, 2018
The large influx of women seeking public office this year could produce the largest increase of women state lawmakers. If women candidates win this year at their historic rate of 60 percent, they could account for about 38 percent of state lawmakers. By: Ginger Gibson

New Poll Shows That Republicans Have Become the Party of #MeToo Backlash

October 08, 2018
A new poll is the latest evidence of a dramatic partisan breakdown over what to do about sexual assault allegations: A majority of Republicans are willing to support political candidates who face multiple accusations of sexual assault, while a vast majority of Democrats are not. By: Zack Beauchamp

Why is Trump Off the Hook in MeToo Movement? Because We Let Him Off

October 08, 2018
Think of a political campaign as a trial, with the election as the verdict. The reason President Donald Trump is seemingly immune from the sexual-harassment cultural shift is because, like it or not, voters already found him not guilty. Or at least not guilty enough. By: Danny Westneat

The Political Impact of #MeToo

October 08, 2018
The impact of the #MeToo movement in policits. By: Stefan Hankin

Career Coach: Mentors Matter, but Women Need Sponsors in High Places

September 03, 2018

It is clear that having a mentor is advantageous for anyone wanting to move up, and especially for women.

Research has shown that a mentor helps protégés gain career outcomes such as: higher compensation and faster salary growth, greater job and career satisfaction and organizational commitment, and higher expectations for advancement. Mentors do this by providing coaching, challenging assignments, sponsorship, and exposure and visibility. In addition, mentors can provide psychosocial support by serving as role models and providing counseling, acceptance and friendship.