#GAReads | Actually, Women Do Ask for Money. They Just Don’t Get It.
…when it comes to pay raises, the received wisdom is that women don’t ask. Or rather, that we don’t ask for them as often as men do. We are supposedly too timid, or too self-deprecating to march into boardrooms and demand what is rightfully ours, and as a result we end up being paid less. It’s a narrative promoted by even the most well-meaning spokespersons — well-paid empowerment gurus at slick feminist conferences, and glossy business manifestos perched on bestseller lists around the world. And I get it — the idea that women don’t ask for pay raises in the same way men do is seductively plausible. It fits in neatly with deeply ingrained stereotypes about so-called “feminine” personality traits.
It is also, quite simply, not true.