[Pdx-pm] Ask For It

Thomas Keller kellert at ohsu.edu
Thu Jan 15 12:08:20 PST 2009

Thanks Keith. Can men read it to educate their feminine side?
Tom K
On Jan 15, 2009, at 11:56 AM, Keith Lofstrom wrote:

> Last night at the Lab after the pm meeting, discussion veered to
> the underrepresentation of women in CS.  Kernel hacker Val Aurora
> suggests the book "Ask For It:  How Women Can Use the Power of
> Negotiation to Get What They Really Want" by Babcock and Laschever.
> The problem is that in most situations men are about 10x more
> likely to ask for what they want than women;  while much of the
> time the guys are turned down, they sometimes get what they ask
> for.  That usually means better jobs, better pay, better purchases,
> and so forth.  The authors teach some of the basic negotiating
> skills, as well as techniques to deal with the frequent rejections
> that come from asking for the iffy stuff.
> I bought a copy for my wife, and what we learn from it will help
> both of us.  Perl Mongers include women with the energy and skills
> to change the world - if this helps them do make good changes
> better and faster, the sooner they learn this stuff, the better
> off we all will be!
> Keith
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