Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

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Knowing Your Value Women Money and Getting What You re Worth It s no secret that women have long been overlooked and under compensated and while great strides have been made in recent decades the value placed on women versus their male counterparts is still c

  • Title: Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth
  • Author: Mika Brzezinski Coleen Marlo
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  • Page: 158
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  • It s no secret that women have long been overlooked and under compensated, and while great strides have been made in recent decades, the value placed on women versus their male counterparts is still consistently unbalanced In Knowing Your Value, bestselling author Mika Brzezinski takes an in depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financialIt s no secret that women have long been overlooked and under compensated, and while great strides have been made in recent decades, the value placed on women versus their male counterparts is still consistently unbalanced In Knowing Your Value, bestselling author Mika Brzezinski takes an in depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth Prompted by her own experience as co host of Morning Joe, Mika interviews a number of prominent women across a wide range of industries on their experience moving up in their fields Mika reveals how these women, including such impresarios as White House star Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron, Facebook s Sheryl Sandberg, and broadcaster Joy Behar, navigated the inevitable roadblocks that are unique to women Mika also uncovers what men think about the approach women take in the workplace, getting honest answers from Donnie Deutsch, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, and others about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face and play into as they try to get their worth at work Knowing Your Value blends these personal stories and opinions with the latest research and polling on issues such as equal pay, women in the boardroom, and access to start up capital Written in Mika s brutally honest, funny, and self deprecating style, Knowing Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages.

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    1. Susan on said:

      While there are some good basic points here, I was let down by this book by Mika Brzenzinski. Using her natural circle of pundits, politicos and celebrity friends who surround the Morning Joe show on MSNBC as her research resources, much of her advice on how to know your worth and negotiate your best salary rings rather hollow to us down here on the bottom rungs of the socio-economic ladder. If she'd bothered to discuss the hard realities of working poverty eloquently written about by Barbara Eh [...]

    2. Lynne Spreen on said:

      Women want to be liked but men want to be paid, and those desires drive their decision-making style in salary negotiations. This is the underlying message of Mika Brzezinski's new book, Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth. It's not just money, though. We women stay too long in one-way relationships. We give when we should take. We sacrifice ourselves for some external "greater good" (admirable, but not if it's an all-the-time thing). Mika asks us to question that knee [...]

    3. Mara on said:

      $1.95 audiobook todayThis is totally outside the realm of my normal reading fare, but,  for under two bucks, I figure I could do with a dose of insight on my so-called "value" (especially since I'm categorically terrible at capitalism).Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth - Audible Daily Deal

    4. Jerrod Carter on said:

      I was hoping for a bit more content on knowing your value and less on the already well documented case of women not making what their male peers make. The book probably spends less than half of its content on the subject espoused on the title.With that said, there is good content on the stated subject and women would do well to read the book. For that matter, so would men.Ms. Brzezinski does make some pretty sweeping generalizations that are pretty lame such as "men don't mind rejection and will [...]

    5. Caitlin Moyer on said:

      This was a good book overall, but instead of making me feel uplifted and rah-rah-rah, it left me feeling defeated.Prior to reading it, I was perhaps a little naive to the injustices women still face in the workplace, especially at higher levels. I don't think this was a bad thing- being younger than Mika and attending an all-girls school, I was simply raised thinking that anything boys can do, girls can do better. And the guys I know that are my age almost seem to accept it.Reading this book lef [...]

    6. Nona Thomas on said:

      I was eager to read this book. I enjoy watching the television show "Morning Joe" with Mika Brzezinski. I was disappointed in the book. Mika Brzezinski begins the book describing the anguish of unemployment. She obtains a job which requires her to wear many hats to keep the position. She is recruited by Joe Scarborough at the inauguration of "Morning Joe". She is an intelligent, self-sacrificing, hardworking and capable employee. But her hard work is not enough. Working women want equal pay, pro [...]

    7. Spagetes on said:

      This book made me anxious. I can relate to the fear of confronting an employer over salary and needing to be a martyr because I'm "lucky" to have he opportunity to work wherever. I think she's right that those are typical female perspectives about work. Mika weaves her story around anecdotes from other successful women from a diverse range of fields. They all have similar stories of struggling to be taken seriously and get paid equitably. The women in this book are perpetually in a catch 22 wher [...]

    8. Steven Beardsley on said:

      This book is an excellent snapshot into the very real world of working women and the challenges faced by them. Center stage is the story of Mika Brzezinski, co-host of the popular morning political show Morning Joe. As a man reading this book written primarily to women was enlightening in many ways, but in two particular ways. First, even women themselves struggle to answer the questions of career and family in ways that don't even dawn on men. And further these questions really do drive to the [...]

    9. Beth Lee on said:

      Concise and well written. If you are a female professional and you suspect you are under compensated, then you probably are. This book gives real world examples to illustrate male female compensation inequality and supports it with a variety of tips and strategies to help you build your own case for a promotion. It worked for me and I hope it works for you too!

    10. Yelda Basar Moers on said:

      When I first saw this audiobook, I only saw the title Knowing Your Value in gigantic, capitalized, bold letters. I didn’t see the small letters of the subtitle: Women, Money, and Getting What You’re Worth. I was misled into thinking that the audiobook was about knowing your value in general. So I must warn readers that this audiobook is not about that, it’s about how women can ask for higher pay in corporate America. Mika Brzezinski has done her homework. She’s talked to major female pla [...]

    11. Charlene on said:

      on a whim I stopped by Barnes and Noble to look for some "negotiating as a woman" books and I stumbled across this one. The book is a story of Mika Brzezinski, a former CBS anchor who was laid off, then being picked up as a co-host for the Morning Joe show with Joe Scarborough. Interspersed with her personal story about trying to learn to stand up for herself is advice from other well known women in the business world. I consumed it in about an hour, and while I had hoped to find some experienti [...]

    12. Lilly on said:

      This book should be required reading for any woman who plans on, you know, ever having a job. It isn't about putting a # on your value but on realizing that the traditional ways that women communicate and relate- which often serve us well in our daily lives - actually work very much against us in the work environment. And an important point: it's not about men vs. women, it's about women as their own worst enemy. First of all, Mika is extremely likeable and easy to identify with. I knew nothing [...]

    13. Cathy Allen on said:

      Thank you Mika! Not only was this a wonderful idea for a book, but it was very well done. By taking the time to share your personal struggle with being paid fairly, and then reporting on the struggles of other highly successful women, you have performed an invaluable service!I laughed out loud as I recognized myself in some of your stories. We women really can be our own worst enemies sometimes when it comes to receiving fair compensation for our work. We think if we just work hard enough, they [...]

    14. Margaret Zhang on said:

      A quick and interesting read. What I really appreciate about Brzezinski's book is the emphasis on women's mistakes - on the fact that women often perpetuate and create our own powerlessness. Owning this fact gives us the agency to realize that we actually possess power to recreate structures that don't get us what we want. For me, this is an important revelation as I think back on some of the frustrations I've experienced with power structures in the last two years - I realize that much of it wa [...]

    15. Emilie on said:

      This is a quick read and offers a lot of personal perspectives from high level females (and some males) in the the work place about not being paid appropriately for work. Brzezinski, of course, tells her tale about the self-discovery that she wasn't as confident in herself as one in her position should be, and SHE was the reason for her proper lack of compensation - not anyone else. It's a helpful guide if you're somewhat established in a career and need a supportive shoulder for negotiating sal [...]

    16. Tara on said:

      This is a collection of conversations and stories, all centered around Mika's own story of not getting paid what she deserved. (When Morning Joe started, she made 1/14 of what her co-host made!)I loved the advice, but didn't love how it was organized. Since I'm self-employed, valuing my worth is more about setting the right prices than negotiating a raise, but I still found bits of this useful, especially as I helped one of my clients raise her rates (double them!) with her current clients. Mika [...]

    17. Jenny on said:

      This book was very similar to Cheryl Sandberg's Lean In. It adds a little more focus on salary negotiation, but it falls short on offering practical advice. It is particularly undermined by the fact that she still says she doesn't think her compensation reflects her value (even though it is much improved).Like Lean In, this book is really targeted toward the upper eschelons of professional women, particularly those who do have nearly irreplaceable value. For younger women or middle tier professi [...]

    18. Cindy on said:

      While I'm a Mika and Morning Joe fan, I was disappointed by the book's lack of depth. I already knew that women don't speak up for themselves enough in the workplace and that we say things like, "I'm just lucky to have gotten to this position." And, it's obvious that you should be prepared to walk if you've drawn a "salary line" in the sand. Really nothing new here except for a little insight into Mika's personal life.

    19. Natalie Dipietro on said:

      A friend who was going through a rough time at work read this then passed it on to me. It changed my life. I knew I was being taken advantage of, but this book showed me just how much. I got a new job & never looked back. Since then I must have purchased 10-15 copies and given them to my girlfriends having a rough time in the workplace.

    20. yoli on said:

      Heard Mika speak at a Women's Leadership event through work, and was intrigued by her story and perspective. Looking forward to reading this book, especially as I think through where I want my career trajectory to go.

    21. Briana Ford on said:

      A really good follow up to the conversations brought up in Lean In. Women need to know their value and be able to negotiate it. The conversation for the gender gap continues.

    22. Marrije on said:

      Useful. Could have done without the Donald Trump interviewettes, though

    23. Stephanie on said:

      A good book for those interested in corporate business structures and how women can make more of an impact in their own careers and pay structure.Brzenzinski draws from interviews with many authority figures (women in politics and upper echelon business, and men in corporate business in journalism) to discuss her experience and that of other women struggling to make their way in a male-dominated world. I think her point is that if these high-profile women had to struggle and fight their way forw [...]

    24. Benedicte on said:

      Mika makes excellent points in this book and this is a good book if you are a woman starting in the business world. I would advise on following up with “Lean In” from Sheryl Sandberg or “Nice girls don’t get the corner office” fromLois P Frankel to go into more details of how women can actually help themselves and other more. I felt let down when found out some of the men she chose to approach to discuss the subject and quote in the book: Jack Welch and Donald Trump (written before his [...]

    25. Akunna on said:

      Knowing Your Value I read this book because doing good work doesn’t necessarily guarantee advancement up the corporate or career ladder and I wanted to be better equipped. Mika Brzezinski used anecdotes to share practical lessons on discovering one’s worth and communicating your value from a female perspective. She shared personal experiences from her own journey and also included pointers she gained from interviews she conducted with leaders in different fields. I learned how to more effect [...]

    26. Netty Spreen on said:

      Good book. Similar to Lean In. It’s interesting if you’ve ever taken a course on negotiating or read a book on it. As Mika said, she made a lot of mistakes and did not approach her salary negotiations correctly. With that said, there are many facets to her salary negotiations, with gender and motherhood being a couple of them.

    27. Beth Anne on said:

      Not sure that this was what I expected. I like Mika and obviously I like what she's doing here, but I've found other feminist career books to be better researched with more usable information and higher quality, usable advice. I think it was more of a look into Mika's career, which was interesting, but could have been covered in her memoir.

    28. Clare on said:

      This was engaging and easy to read, and there were enough interesting insights from the people she interviewed (the most intriguing to me was Sheryl Sandberg's comment that she gives her daughters unlimited access to video games to encourage them to want to learn coding) that it felt fresh. However, while Brzezinski talked a ton about the importance of knowing your value, she spent very little time on how to actually figure out that value. In fact, I think the only time she addressed it was in a [...]

    29. K.V. Scruggs on said:

      A practical and positive message. Very empowering and encouraging.

    30. Nailah Bahalwan on said:

      This book inspired me to stand up for my value. I finally jumped to better position.

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