In our last newsletter, we told you about one of our PokerDivas Alumni who was working with a male client, the President of an organization, who is blatantly unfair to women when negotiating business deals (Click here for the full recap). In summary:
- The company’s Marketing Team recently brought in a well respected vendor, who happened to be female, to bid on a high-profile project
- The President verbally approved the new vendor but asked that she manage the project for 75% less than he typically pays male vendors. 75%!
We had a lot of reaction to this posting, and we asked you to tell us what you thought. Here were some of your reactions:
It is our job to educate each other don’t you think?
Poker can help by teaching you important business and negotiation skills. Increase your comfort level when negotiating by taking a seat at the poker table.
We all remember that moment when Kanye jumped up on stage to “manterrupt” Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs, right?
Did you know women are twice as likely to be interrupted as men are — by both men and women — and more so if they are a member of a minority group? And you know that old trope about the “chatty” female? It’s not true. It’s actually men who talk more than women: 75% more in male-dominated groups like legislatures (and, one might presume, politics).
Are you finding yourself being interrupted? What are you doing about it? We want to know.
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