Career Queens Podcast is a business podcast that spotlights career conversations with millennial women making moves in tech
In need of salary negotiation tips? Laura DeBenedetto, a Policy Manager at Tiktok, started her career accepting the first salary offer she was made. However, with every new company she has joined (including Facebook, Google and Tiktok), she has gained the experience and confidence to counter and ask for more.
It would be remiss of me not to acknowledge that women are not underpaid merely because they don’t ask or negotiate. Social norms have long dictated that women should be selfless rather than ambitious. What’s more it is still possible for a woman who has negotiated her salary to be punished for it — socially and financially. The gender pay gap is, thus, clearly a systemic issue rooted in patriarchy. And, if you’re a woman of color, systemic racism.
Tune in to hear Laura’s advice on negotiating a salary offer, based from her multiple experiences with salary negotiation to date.
Hear about Laura’s tips on negotiating a salary offer
Quotes on salary negotiation from the episode
Make sure you’re thinking of compensation in terms of more than just a base salary. Things like equity, a signing bonus, and other benefits are really important.
One of the key things, even before you enter into the negotiating phase, is to make sure you do your homework…
There’s really no perfect formula for the value you bring to a company. So… thinking through how you’re going to frame that to a potential employer, is really important.