Buzzworthy:

“Never look down on someone unless you’re helping her up.” – the new back of a Swedish soccer player’s jersey

Hi there,

Monday through Friday you are busy – so busy – with your career, friends, family, and maybe if you’re lucky, the gym. And when you do have a little extra time to a little research on getting a raise, finding a new job, or figuring out how to finally answer the question “what do you do?”, you find yourself scrolling through the same articles again and again. It’s mediocre information on overload.

Let’s change that up a little, shall we? Every Friday we’ll bring you the Weekend Buzz: a roundup of the most interesting stories, things to learn, and things you’ll definitely want to do. All in one email. It’s like a happy hour for your inbox.

The Weekend Buzz will include member Q+A (submit your question), member spotlights (submit your story), the best things for you to listen to, learn, and do, and updates on free training and guides.

It’s the career newsletter you can’t afford to miss (literally).

Why member Q&A and spotlights? The Worth Project began with the premise that we are inspired by the trailblazers in front of us (think: Sheryl Sandberg), BUT we believe that big things are possible because of the woman sitting right next to us. I’ve learned the most from women who are my peers or just a step or two ahead of me in life – learned from their success, and equally as important, I’ve learned from their failures. The Weekend Buzz is our virtual happy hour where you can hear inspiring stories and questions from the women who know what you’re going through and know what it takes to build a career that is personally and financially rewarding.

When women make more, the world becomes a better place.

Happy Friday,

Erica

Member Asks: Q+A

“My company just recently finished their annual review and awarded raises and bonuses. I’m a new manager and I’m directly supervising 2 employees. Through the review process, I found out that they BOTH are making more than me. I’m angry but I’m not sure what to do. Can I bring this up? I’m assuming it’s not normal to be paid less than your employees.” – Jenny F.

Jenny, that is a painful situation, but it does happen a lot more than we think and there could be different reasons it happened. Short answer: yes, you should feel comfortable talking about this, but let’s do a little digging to know why it happened and come up with a strategy to approach the situation. Long answer: click for my video response to Jenny.

Want to submit a question for a future Q+A? Click here. 

 

psssst! Next week we’ll be featuring a member for our bi-weekly member spotlight. Want to be featured? Or want to nominate someone to be featured? Click here.

Listen.

I don’t know about you, but my New Years resolutions faded in mid-Jan. I could probably use a bit more, well, stick-to-itiveness, in my life. If you’re in the same boat, listen to PhD Angela Duckworth on the Freakonomics podcast talking about how to get more grit in your life. To her, grit = secret to success. To me, it means finally making it through 12 weeks of BBG.

Learn.

This is what the gender pay gap looks really looks like. Glamour rounded up 12 professionals to help us put a face to what the pay gap really means. We obviously love when people share their salary, and a quote from one of the participants summed up why: “I really walked out with it’s possible. And it’s possible for me.

Do.

Bench (press) like RBG. If you have a desk job you probably have heard that sitting isn’t all that great for you. Why don’t you offset that a little bit this weekend with an 83 year old woman’s workout? Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made waves this week with her intense 90-minute workout. I’ll be writing down these moves and seeing if I can keep up.

In case you missed it:

Let’s be clear: you’re kind of a big deal. But in the hustle (and occasional grind) of the workplace, you sometimes feel a little inadequate. A little unsure of yourself. And just as you’re about to tackle something challenging, you hear a little voice in the back of your head:“Don’t raise your hand. Your ideas aren’t as good as everyone else’s.” 

No more. Let’s ditch imposter syndrome once and for all.

Read how one woman went from earning $68k to $100k when she get a new job.

“I didn’t want to peg my new salary to my old salary – I wanted to be paid exactly what I thought was commensurate with the value I was bringing to this position.”

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