The issue of the gender wage gap and equal pay came up at the Women’s Leadership Center‘s Connect, Learn, & Thrive Professional Women’s Event held March 7 in New York. There, I served as a panelist and felt compelled to share my opinion. My answer when someone suggests she is not being paid fairly is to advocate for yourself, now.
Whether you have been in the workforce for one, two or 10 years, how will you make a difference along the way to helping the magic middle managers reach their career dreams? As a young woman who spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard beginning in 1985 I learned much along the way. When I became an entrepreneur in 1999, I wanted to build a company that empowered people to drive their personal career goals in a team environment while making a difference in the world.
Find out what advice MMIS CEO Michaeline Daboul shared with HuffPost about women in tech and details of her own time as a disruptor and entrepreneur in a male-dominated field.
Some might argue the pursuit of happiness is directly related to work life balance. “You’re only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry, don’t worry. And be sure to smell the flowers along the way,” said Walter Hagen, the famous golfer. I bet I would get a resounding, “Yes,” if I asked every employee at MMIS | MediSpend, if they would approve of a change from a 40- to 30-hour work week.