Claire Wasserman On Ebook ‘Women Get Paid’: ‘Earlier than You Can Advocate For Your self, You Have To Imagine You Are Worthy’ – WCCO
(Local CBS) – Money has been and continues to be a taboo subject for couples, families and friends and Claire Wasserman wants to change that. The author and founder of Ladies Get Paid, a global community advocating for women’s economic progress, has been traveling the country for years to ask women very simple questions about money.
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Wasserman’s new book from Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, is called “Ladies Get Paid” and addresses many important issues such as career advancement, salary negotiation and developing a plan to achieve all your financial goals.
“It all comes from real women and I followed the lives of nine real women in the book,” Wasserman said in an interview with CBS Local DJ Sixsmith. “Everyone faces a different professional challenge, such as who I am, why I am here and what I have to do. It’s all in the life cycle of your career, minus the retirement part. It took me almost two years to write this. I never considered myself a feminist and had a complete misunderstanding of what feminism is. It was about fifty years ago when I had a sexist experience that woke me up. It was enough to scare me from naive, but also from difficult dynamic forces of sex. I knew nothing about systemic inequality and the pay gap and the leadership gap. “
The author’s explorations of all these topics allowed her to learn about things like petty attacks and statistics about women in the workplace. Wasserman’s curiosity led her to start the Ladies Get Paid campaign, which included offline events with women across the country talking about money.
“I took the women to a room and told them what money meant to you,” Wasserman said. “I knew this was going to be a power debate, and that’s what I wanted women to get. You must first understand what can hinder us. This is how we socialize. Before you can support yourself, you must deeply believe that you are worthy. I have a sense of what women want and need in their lives and what is universal. The book is all these lessons summarized. No matter where you live, what you do or how old you are, many of these things are universal. Women recognize that if they go through something similar, they can talk and unite. “
“Ladies Get Paid” is available where books go on sale on Tuesday, January 12, and watch all of DJ Sixsmith ‘s interviews from “The Sit-Down” here.