8 Successful Women Share How They Negotiated Their First Big Raise
Posted July 9, 2019
Studies in the past have suggested that women are less likely than men to ask for a raise. But research from Harvard Business Review finds that women ask for raises just as often as men do — they’re just more likely to have their requests denied.
Currently, the average woman in the U.S. earns $0.80 for every dollar earned by her white male peers. That gap varies when race is factored in — Asian-American women earn $0.85 to every dollar, white women earn $0.77 to every dollar, African-American women earn $0.61 to every dollar, Native American women earn $0.58 to every dollar and Latina women earn $0.53 to every dollar.
CNBC Make It spoke to eight women from different industries about how it felt to negotiate their first big raise and the advice they’d give other women looking to do the same.