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Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide By Dr. Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever

Note: Linda Babcock and Sara Laschever have written a new book, Ask for It, focusing on practical, hands-on advice on negotiating for women. I highly recommend it. If you have to choose only one book, most people should buy Ask for It. Happy negotiating!

Women Don’t Ask is a thorough and fascinating examination of how and why women fear negotiation – e.g., asking for a raise – and how this affects their success and happiness in both their professional and personal lives. This book has its roots in an incident when one of the authors was director of the Ph.D. program at her school. A group of female graduate students pointed out that the male graduate students were getting better teaching assignments and wanted to know why. The person who made the assignments said, simply, “I try to find teaching opportunities for any student who approaches me […] Read More→

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By Lance Winslow

Are you a self-employed woman, or would you like to be a businesswoman, perhaps running a company out of your home? If so, I’d like to recommend a very good book to you. The book is; “101 Best Home-Based Businesses for Women – Everything You Need to Know about Getting Started on the Road to Success” by Priscilla Y. Huff, 1995.

In this book the author does not use a lot of hype although the title suggests so. The information in this book is actually quite down to earth, and I really couldn’t find anything wrong about what she was saying as I read it. If you are a woman looking to start a business, or if you already own a small home-based business, perhaps, you are selling something on the Internet, then I can very much recommend this book to you. Read More→

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Anna D. Banks, Platinum Author
By Anna D. Banks, GCDF 

While planning for retirement is essential for everybody, it is especially imperative for women. For example, although it is a huge undertaking for everybody to save money for retirement, the challenges and obstacles faced by women are varied and unique, which need to be considered while planning for their post-retirement life.

One of the most important factors to take into consideration is that women, on an average, have longer lives than men by about six years. This means, that compared to men, they will require extra money for their retirement. According to some studies made by demographists, most baby boomer women who are approaching their retirement age are expected to live well into their nineties. This implies that women will have to prepare for emotional and financial security during a retirement that could last more than thirty years, in many cases.

Another challenging factor typically faced by many women is spending less time in the work force. Studies show that on retiring, men put in 44 years of work on an average, while women account for just 32 years. The reason being that it is women who usually take a break from their careers to have and take care of their children, and sometimes even to look after aged parents. Read More→