Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth (Revised Edition)

Know Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth (Revised Edition)

by Mika Brzezinski

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The bestselling motivational guide that calls "a rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve."

Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? What are the real reasons men get raises more often than women? How can women ask for—and actually get—the money, the job, the recognition they deserve?

Prompted by her own experience as cohost of Morning Joe, Mika Brzezinski asked a wide range of successful women to share the critical lessons they learned while moving up in their fields. Power players such as Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Harvard's Victoria Budson, comedian Susie Essman, and many more shared their surprising personal stories. They spoke candidly about why women are paid less and the pitfalls women face—and play into.

Now expanded to address gender dynamics in the #MeToo era, Know Your Value blends compelling personal stories with the latest research on why many women don't negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, and what can be done about it.

For any woman who has ever wondered if her desire to be liked can be a liability (yes), if there is a way to reclaim her contribution after it's been co-opted in a meeting (yes), and if there are strategies men use to get ahead that women should too (yes!), Know Your Value provides vital advice to help women be their own best advocates.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781602865945
Publisher: Hachette Books
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Edition description: Revised Edition
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 45,312
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Mika Brzezinski is the co-host of Morning Joe, an MSNBC anchor, and the author of New York Times bestsellers All Things at Once, Knowing Your Value, and Obsessed. She also serves as a visiting fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics. She is the mother of two daughters.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction to the Revised Edition: A Know Your Value Moment, Almost Missed 1

1 Success, Failure, and Knowing Your Value: How It All Began 11

2 Get Out of Your Way: Women as Their Own Worst Enemies 33

3 What's a Woman Worth? The Gender Wage Gap and the Perception of Value 51

4 Acceptable Behavior: A Cautionary Tale About Women Acting Like Men in the Workplace 67

5 What Men Know: We Can't Act Like Them, but We Can Learn from Them 87

6 At the Bargaining Table: Table Manners and Tactical Maneuvers 103

7 Allies and Enemies: A New Appreciation of Men in the Workplace, and a Warning About Women 123

8 Motherhood: The Game Changer 139

9 Looks Matter: Own Who You Are 159

10 #METOO at Work 185

11 Starting a Movement: The Progression of Know Your Value 205

Index 229

What People are Saying About This

broadcast journalist and bestselling author of The Confidence Code - Katty Kay

“Mika’s Know Your Value asks the essential question–are you getting the money, respect, responsibility you deserve?–and shows you how to get it.”

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