We recently spoke with one of our PokerDivas Alumni who is currently working with a client who is blatantly unfair to women when conducting any kind of business deal. In fact, he jokes about it. The interesting thing is that the majority of his staff is female, in significant positions and many have been at the company for over 10 years. They are aware of the fact that they are being paid less then their male counterparts. In fact, they complain about it amongst themselves, but that is pretty much as far as it goes. Many of the company’s outside vendors are male and have an amicable relationship with the company’s President.
The Marketing Team recently wanted to bring in a new vendor for a high-profile project. They selected a well respected woman in the industry that they were comfortable with but who was not personally close to the company’s President. He verbally approved the new vendor but when it came to signing the agreement and determining payment terms, he stopped in his tracks and asked that she manage the project for 75% less than he typically pays male vendors. 75%! And, he did it with a straight face.
The women on the team were embarrassed to go back and ask the female vendor to execute the project for the lower amount.
What would you have done? “Low ball” the vendor? Persuade the President to increase the offer commensurate with the male vendors? Refuse to be part of a negotiation that was clearly gender bias? Tell the female vendor the project was being put off and select a prior favorite vendor of the President? Nothing?
It is hard to believe that this goes on, but we have all seen it. It is not always an easy situation to navigate.
At the poker table there is equal pay for equal play. Unfortunately, that’s not often the case at the conference table. We would love to hear your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org. Next week we will let you know how the marketing team responded to this matter.
PokerDivas programs will help you develop the confidence and assertiveness skills you need to go after what you want by teaching you crucial business & life skills using the principles of poker. We welcome all you first timers to the poker table.
We are now booking October 2016 through June 2017. Don’t forget to reserve early so you can get your preferred date. October and November are almost sold out.
In the interim, check out this entertaining short film featuring Kristen Bell where she mocks the gender pay gap!
A Special offer for PokerDivas Alumni and Friends.
Join us in Supporting the children of Uganda!
On September 29th, come out and play to benefit the Lend a Hand Uganda project. They are offering PokerDivas Alumni a special deal.
Sign up using promo code pokerdivas16 for the $200 Player and receive the VIP package which is regularly $288.
It’s a great way to get in some good play for a good cause.
Hope to see you there!
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POKERprimaDIVAS teaches business & life skills using the principles of poker. You will learn everything you need to know at the poker table to excel at the conference table. It’s not about gambling, it’s about making bold moves, immediately increasing confidence and assertiveness, learning to manage a bully at work, negotiating like a winner, getting more clients, and networking while having fun! We offer:
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