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

Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth[Ebook] ➦ Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth ➬ Mika Brzezinski – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 It s no secret Value: Women, PDF Æ 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 Knowing Your MOBI :¿ 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, Your Value: Women, Epub Ú 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. 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 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 Ehrenreich, there may have beentruth ringing out here As a lifelong feminist who is very tuned in to the many injustices of inequality, I found it hard to sympathize with a highly fortunate, high profile newswoman who was wounded by the criticism over an unfashionable hair clip she d worn during the 2008 primary election coverage of Hillary Clinton Was that petty and typical of the kinds of vapid and superficial criticisms women face on a daily basis Uh, well..yes All things in perspective I suppose Average and older women in my station of life have muchserious grievances to deal with in this deplorable economy like finding gainful employment at all, much less satisfying, upwardly mobile careers where we call the shots and ask for what we re worth 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 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 jerk tendency to settle for less, and encourages us not to feel guilty for doing so Men don t, so why should we It s just a negotiation, nothing personal I found that freeing.Mika writes in a down to earth style, with refreshing candor She didn t smarten up until her forties, spending so much of her own money on job required travel, wardrobe and other expenses that she was actually in the red working for MSNBC Her co anchor, Joe Scarborough, was pulling in fourteen times Mika s salary Although Joe went to bat for her, big time, even giving her his bonuses for the show s high ratings, management was downright piggish The worst was a woman manager who drove Mika to tears when she asked for a raise Some of her anecdotes about being humiliated by top management are cringe inducing, making her evolution as a negotiator evenbelievable.Although any salary negotiation will be affected by the economy, the lessons of Knowing Your Value are applicable tothan just money based relationships It s an empowering read, and I recommend it I was hoping for a bitcontent 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 I was hoping for a bitcontent 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 ask ten women out without hesitation My paraphrase since I don t have a printed copy to which I can refer I know a lot of guys and very few fall into that camp We don t like rejection when we ask someone out or when we ask for a raise anythan women do.But, while some of her suppositions about what s going on in a man s head are off base, her conclusions on what we need to do to seek our own best interests are good advice.Oh, and if you re looking for a commercial for her TV program Morning Joe, you ve come to the right place There s a whole lot of self aggrandizement going on here 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 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 left me disappointed in how things are working at the top levels right now but I m confident that things are continuing to change for the better.Fortunately, Mika had Joe as not only a good role model, but also an advocate who recognized her value Women and men need strong role models both male and female If the people they look up to aren t looking out for themselves, those people won t look out for those below them either and consequently, those women will also lack positive examples The cycle continues 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, 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, promomtions and benefits that men receive With the competitive job climate retention of a job becomes paramount Stating your value to the employer is interpreted as a complaint The employer s jargon is you are unhappy because you are not a good fit Next they are shown the door Most working women know their value but are silent because they need a job.I wish the book had address the conundrum of job advancement without losing the job 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. 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 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 experiential stories of women realizing their value and making real strides inwell, kicking ass I was disappointed The sad takeaways from this book were as follows Don t try to act like a man in negotiations being too aggressive, trying to emulate the posturing and growling men do to each other Women get judged visually and men do not this is a duh but it was sad to read about things like how Joe would basically roll out of bed, throw on sweats and do the show, but one day Mika wore a hair clip on a show and was literally called into a superior s office and berated for it, not to mention the emails she received from viewers criticizing her clothing choices It s women in positions of power that often dodamage to other women, taking advantage of women s known weaknesses in not wanting to be seen as troublemakers and appealing to their sense of being liked Often the only way women can get ahead is if men in power sponsor them Although she was co host of Morning Joe, and contributed in equal fashion to the show, she found out she was only being paid ONE FOURTEENTH the amount Joe Scarborough was After several unsuccessful attempts at gettingmoney from the networks, Joe Scarborough himself finally decided to compensate Brzezinski, through giving her portions of his bonus payments received when he s bested the Don Imus show ratings, the slot the show had replaced Brzezinksi was somewhat embarrassed and humiliated at this turn of events After this she went to her boss and successfully negotiated somewhat of a raise, but even she described it as not much of a gain It made me sad to hear that once again, a woman could not get ahead without a man helping her 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 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 where they need to be assertive to get a raise, but women who are assertive are regrded as too shrill and bitchy to deserve the raise She corroborates these anecdotes with studies about the pay gap and the way women are socialized What is depressing about this book is that despite acknowledging the cultural and systemic norms that have created this situation, she continuously blames herself Mika repeatedly writes that ultimately it was her fault she was not paid what she was worth and she takes full responsibility She dances around scary radical terminology like patriarchy of feminism and even throws a dumb caveat in there about how unproductive it is to blame men for earningthan her for the same work Ironically in a story about overcoming her fear of standing up for herself she comes across as too afraid to stand up for herself While the anecdotes and studies are good, this book needs real world advice about how to overcome the situation Mika can t provide this because apparently she hasn t figured it out yet Although she finally gets paid , she says she still doesn t get paid as much as Joe and puts in the same hours What the hell If it wasn t for the Paris Hilton incident I never would have even known their show exists I think part of the solution is beingopen about compensation Name the numbers She didn t do this at all in her book Women have no way of really knowing when they re being shafted when everybody s salary is treated like a state secret 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 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 about her, but now have set my tv to record her show, that sort of thing Her analysis isn t written from a patronizing point of view memo to every other advice author but rather from the angle of someone who has been through a lot and had to earn her lesson learning the hard way Her humility is engaging, and inspiring hey, if she ends up sitting on the desk for her book cover, so could you Secondly, she pulls in a pool of high profile executives who corroborate what she says in their own ways So the book ends up feeling like a star studded focus group, complete with Carol Bartz s foul language, or Trump admitting that if you ask him for too much he ll probably fire you anyhow It gives what she says additional validity, andscenarios you are likely to identify with There were so many quotable passages in here I found myself constantly bringing it up in conversation as I came to terms with how obvious some of the scenarios were, and yet I d never noticed them I will be buying copies and gifting this for a long time to come 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 players suc 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 players such as Tina Brown, Nora Ephron, Suze Orman and Arianna Huffington She shares their advice along with her own The main narrative is her own story of struggling for years in broadcast journalism until she landed her co host position on the MSNBC hit show Morning Joe Even after that milestone, she was still overworked and underpaid As co host she worked fulltime on the show, but the network still made her do other freelance assignments and nightly shifts, while knowing she was a working mother and paying the other male host fourteen times her salary.Brzezinski shares informative facts and figures For instance, women tend to think they re lucky when they get a break, ask for less pay they make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes and generally operate on emotion and approval one woman told Brzezinski how she received a pair of nice earrings and plenty of praise for her hard work instead of a raise or promotion Women also tend to do most of the housework, take care of the family and elders even if they are the breadwinner, and shy away from demanding what they want or need Besides giving the lay of the land on the gender wage gap issue, Brzezinski gives concrete tips and strategies for how to ask forpay For instance, before requesting a raise, hand your boss a single page of all your accomplishments and research what others in your position are earning.Though the audiobook is informative on a timely topic, it falls short on many fronts Besides the misleading title, the writing is too simplistic and the same concepts are repeated as if the speaker had momentary amnesia and forgot what she just said The biggest trouble I had with the audiobook was its reader, Coleen Marlo, who sounded robotic and contrived, similar to a voice on a commercial, nothing like the voice of the author Ultimately, Marlo s voice didn t come across as sincere perhaps because her voice and the author s are so different Since this is Brzezinski s personal story, I found that glitch to be a serious problem I m not sure why the author didn t narrate her own book Brzezinski qualifies as a professional speaker herself.Still, despite the audiobook s flaws, Brzezinski s cause of equal pay and the gender wage gap is of utmost importance, and one that working women should flag Such women will find value in the author s words Perhaps they should opt for her book 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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 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 Ehrenreich, there may have beentruth ringing out here As a lifelong feminist who is very tuned in to the many injustices of inequality, I found it hard to sympathize with a highly fortunate, high profile newswoman who was wounded by the criticism over an unfashionable hair clip she d worn during the 2008 primary election coverage of Hillary Clinton Was that petty and typical of the kinds of vapid and superficial criticisms women face on a daily basis Uh, well..yes All things in perspective I suppose Average and older women in my station of life have muchserious grievances to deal with in this deplorable economy like finding gainful employment at all, much less satisfying, upwardly mobile careers where we call the shots and ask for what we re worth 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 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 jerk tendency to settle for less, and encourages us not to feel guilty for doing so Men don t, so why should we It s just a negotiation, nothing personal I found that freeing.Mika writes in a down to earth style, with refreshing candor She didn t smarten up until her forties, spending so much of her own money on job required travel, wardrobe and other expenses that she was actually in the red working for MSNBC Her co anchor, Joe Scarborough, was pulling in fourteen times Mika s salary Although Joe went to bat for her, big time, even giving her his bonuses for the show s high ratings, management was downright piggish The worst was a woman manager who drove Mika to tears when she asked for a raise Some of her anecdotes about being humiliated by top management are cringe inducing, making her evolution as a negotiator evenbelievable.Although any salary negotiation will be affected by the economy, the lessons of Knowing Your Value are applicable tothan just money based relationships It s an empowering read, and I recommend it I was hoping for a bitcontent 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 I was hoping for a bitcontent 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 ask ten women out without hesitation My paraphrase since I don t have a printed copy to which I can refer I know a lot of guys and very few fall into that camp We don t like rejection when we ask someone out or when we ask for a raise anythan women do.But, while some of her suppositions about what s going on in a man s head are off base, her conclusions on what we need to do to seek our own best interests are good advice.Oh, and if you re looking for a commercial for her TV program Morning Joe, you ve come to the right place There s a whole lot of self aggrandizement going on here 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 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 left me disappointed in how things are working at the top levels right now but I m confident that things are continuing to change for the better.Fortunately, Mika had Joe as not only a good role model, but also an advocate who recognized her value Women and men need strong role models both male and female If the people they look up to aren t looking out for themselves, those people won t look out for those below them either and consequently, those women will also lack positive examples The cycle continues 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, 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, promomtions and benefits that men receive With the competitive job climate retention of a job becomes paramount Stating your value to the employer is interpreted as a complaint The employer s jargon is you are unhappy because you are not a good fit Next they are shown the door Most working women know their value but are silent because they need a job.I wish the book had address the conundrum of job advancement without losing the job 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. 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 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 experiential stories of women realizing their value and making real strides inwell, kicking ass I was disappointed The sad takeaways from this book were as follows Don t try to act like a man in negotiations being too aggressive, trying to emulate the posturing and growling men do to each other Women get judged visually and men do not this is a duh but it was sad to read about things like how Joe would basically roll out of bed, throw on sweats and do the show, but one day Mika wore a hair clip on a show and was literally called into a superior s office and berated for it, not to mention the emails she received from viewers criticizing her clothing choices It s women in positions of power that often dodamage to other women, taking advantage of women s known weaknesses in not wanting to be seen as troublemakers and appealing to their sense of being liked Often the only way women can get ahead is if men in power sponsor them Although she was co host of Morning Joe, and contributed in equal fashion to the show, she found out she was only being paid ONE FOURTEENTH the amount Joe Scarborough was After several unsuccessful attempts at gettingmoney from the networks, Joe Scarborough himself finally decided to compensate Brzezinski, through giving her portions of his bonus payments received when he s bested the Don Imus show ratings, the slot the show had replaced Brzezinksi was somewhat embarrassed and humiliated at this turn of events After this she went to her boss and successfully negotiated somewhat of a raise, but even she described it as not much of a gain It made me sad to hear that once again, a woman could not get ahead without a man helping her 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 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 where they need to be assertive to get a raise, but women who are assertive are regrded as too shrill and bitchy to deserve the raise She corroborates these anecdotes with studies about the pay gap and the way women are socialized What is depressing about this book is that despite acknowledging the cultural and systemic norms that have created this situation, she continuously blames herself Mika repeatedly writes that ultimately it was her fault she was not paid what she was worth and she takes full responsibility She dances around scary radical terminology like patriarchy of feminism and even throws a dumb caveat in there about how unproductive it is to blame men for earningthan her for the same work Ironically in a story about overcoming her fear of standing up for herself she comes across as too afraid to stand up for herself While the anecdotes and studies are good, this book needs real world advice about how to overcome the situation Mika can t provide this because apparently she hasn t figured it out yet Although she finally gets paid , she says she still doesn t get paid as much as Joe and puts in the same hours What the hell If it wasn t for the Paris Hilton incident I never would have even known their show exists I think part of the solution is beingopen about compensation Name the numbers She didn t do this at all in her book Women have no way of really knowing when they re being shafted when everybody s salary is treated like a state secret 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 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 about her, but now have set my tv to record her show, that sort of thing Her analysis isn t written from a patronizing point of view memo to every other advice author but rather from the angle of someone who has been through a lot and had to earn her lesson learning the hard way Her humility is engaging, and inspiring hey, if she ends up sitting on the desk for her book cover, so could you Secondly, she pulls in a pool of high profile executives who corroborate what she says in their own ways So the book ends up feeling like a star studded focus group, complete with Carol Bartz s foul language, or Trump admitting that if you ask him for too much he ll probably fire you anyhow It gives what she says additional validity, andscenarios you are likely to identify with There were so many quotable passages in here I found myself constantly bringing it up in conversation as I came to terms with how obvious some of the scenarios were, and yet I d never noticed them I will be buying copies and gifting this for a long time to come 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 players suc 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 players such as Tina Brown, Nora Ephron, Suze Orman and Arianna Huffington She shares their advice along with her own The main narrative is her own story of struggling for years in broadcast journalism until she landed her co host position on the MSNBC hit show Morning Joe Even after that milestone, she was still overworked and underpaid As co host she worked fulltime on the show, but the network still made her do other freelance assignments and nightly shifts, while knowing she was a working mother and paying the other male host fourteen times her salary.Brzezinski shares informative facts and figures For instance, women tend to think they re lucky when they get a break, ask for less pay they make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes and generally operate on emotion and approval one woman told Brzezinski how she received a pair of nice earrings and plenty of praise for her hard work instead of a raise or promotion Women also tend to do most of the housework, take care of the family and elders even if they are the breadwinner, and shy away from demanding what they want or need Besides giving the lay of the land on the gender wage gap issue, Brzezinski gives concrete tips and strategies for how to ask forpay For instance, before requesting a raise, hand your boss a single page of all your accomplishments and research what others in your position are earning.Though the audiobook is informative on a timely topic, it falls short on many fronts Besides the misleading title, the writing is too simplistic and the same concepts are repeated as if the speaker had momentary amnesia and forgot what she just said The biggest trouble I had with the audiobook was its reader, Coleen Marlo, who sounded robotic and contrived, similar to a voice on a commercial, nothing like the voice of the author Ultimately, Marlo s voice didn t come across as sincere perhaps because her voice and the author s are so different Since this is Brzezinski s personal story, I found that glitch to be a serious problem I m not sure why the author didn t narrate her own book Brzezinski qualifies as a professional speaker herself.Still, despite the audiobook s flaws, Brzezinski s cause of equal pay and the gender wage gap is of utmost importance, and one that working women should flag Such women will find value in the author s words Perhaps they should opt for her book 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  • Knowing Your Value: Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth
  • Mika Brzezinski
  • 08 March 2017
  • 1611744415