Advocate Today for Better Pay

International Women’s Day is here and its theme is “Gender Equality Today for a Sustainable Tomorrow.” Here at The Swing Shift, we believe in 100% pay parity for all women.

However, in the past two years, women’s pay parity has taken an enormous toll as a result of the pandemic. McKinsey and Company reports that “The pandemic could cost the average American woman close to $600,000 in lifetime income.”

As individuals who are looking to shift roles or careers, or coming back from those breaks, you may wonder how you can advocate for yourself as you re-engage and negotiate your compensation package.

Never fear - we have guidance that will get you going in the right direction. Let’s talk about how to investigate all aspects of potential compensation so you are paid what you are worth, and put you ahead of the curve as you look to return or switch roles or careers.

Do Your Research

As you look at roles, you want to do some fact finding on the company, the industry, the role and sometimes the individual you’re talking to. The more information you have at hand, the better you can understand what your worth is, as well as what they are able and willing to pay.