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Never Ever Disclose Your Salary

Can we celebrate my client, who just aced a conversation with a head-hunter, who asked her – unfortunately AND unsurprisingly – what her current salary is, in order to put her forward for the role they had been discussing? Head-hunter: "So, I have not been given a...

The Romance of Financial Independence

This is a hill I am willing to die on: As a woman, being financially independent from your partner is the most romantic thing you can do. You see, in conversations around the subject of women, careers and salaries, I often hear explicit or implied concerns around what...

The blow of the ceiling put an end to all carefreeness

By Loeka Oostra for Het Financieele Dagblad (translation done on the fly by me, Wies Bratby) Great at learning, great at partying. But when part of the ceiling falls on her head in a restaurant, Wies Bratby's life changes. Her memory becomes like a sieve, yet she...

Getting What You Want

Recently I spoke at an event on “Getting What You Want”.   The talk started with a focus on first getting clear on what it is that you want, because you’d be surprised how many people don’t actually know what their goals are! The talk also included a call to not feel...

Pivoting Your Career

Lovelies, if you are considering changing your career, but the stories about making this transition are holding you back - please read on… Several times a week I speak to women who wants to pivot their careers. They share their plans, we both get excited, and then...

Making “no” your friend

“Oh my god, they said “No”!! I am so excited!” my client told me a few weeks ago about the salary negotiation she was engaged in with a company for a potential role.  And I shared her joy: this was GREAT news! This may seem surprising if being rejected sounds like...

When Playing By The Rules Doesn’t Pay Off

are I was 16-years-old and standing at the Jordanian – Syrian border when I realised that playing by the rules doesn’t necessarily pay off. My then-boyfriend and I had been traveling around Jordan for a few weeks and decided we wanted to visit Damascus. (I’d like to...

Your Words Matter When Negotiating – Choose Wisely

Howeve The wMI learnt early on in my career, working as a lawyer in the financial district in Amsterdam, that words matter. In fact, you can go so far as to say that words have power. I vividly remember a multi-million arbitration case I worked on, the contentious...

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