#justask: Negotiating your way out of the gender pay gap

#justask: Negotiating your way out of the gender pay gap

Mind the Gap imageAs a follow up to last month’s post on the gender pay gap, I just wanted to share the details of a forthcoming event on negotiation skills, aimed at helping to close the gap by empowering women with skills to ask for what they want.

(Alas) I’m not being paid to promote this event,  but it came to me via the Guardian’s Women in Leadership newsletter and it sounds promising. Tickets (£12.50 plus booking fee) are available through Eventbrite:


In the UK the gender pay gap stands at 17.5% and the UK has slipped from 18th to 26th in the rankings of the Global Gender Pay Gap Report. It’s time to equip ourselves with the skills and insight to push back.

Negotiation specialists advantageSPRING and the Guardian Women in Leadership section are proud to invite you to an exciting and empowering event exploring the realities and implications of the gender pay gap.This event is being generously hosted by our partners Helix Property Advisors Limited.

In addition to looking at current statistics, developments and trends with Harriet Minter from the Guardian, we will also get to hear from the ‘other side of the table’ with insight from Robert Potter, Group HR Director at Hays Plc. Delegates will then hear from Natalie Reynolds of advantageSPRING and learn how women can empower themselves to ‘make the ask’ and negotiate for the salary they deserve as well as exposing and challenging some of the stereotypes and penalties women face when they get to the negotiation table.

You can tweet about this event using the hashtag #justask

We are proud to be supporting UN Women through this event with £5 from each ticket sale being donated to their work promoting gender equality around the world #Planet5050

“We are thrilled to be working with the Guardian Women in Leadership and negotiations experts advantageSPRING on an event which challenges the current landscape with regards to fair pay for women in business and hope to see you there. At Helix, 62% of employees happen to be women, with a 50/50 gender split at board level, and pay is determined by performance, not gender. It’s challenging to be reminded that such firms are still in the minority. Those of us with equal rights and fair pay have a responsibility to speak out.”

Yvonne Smith, Director of Property & Asset Management at Helix.

It’s in central London on 11th November; let me know if you attend and what you think of the event and the messaging.


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