Interview by Groundwork!

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How Women Can Win Big in Career Negotiation: Interview with Ashley Paré by Sarah, Co-founder at Groundwork!

“I remember the first and last time I ever asked for a raise. I had accepted a promotion and moved overseas to manage a web development team in Buenos Aires. After two years in Argentina, my responsibilities (and stress) had increased exponentially but my salary remained the same. I scheduled a meeting with my boss and wrote my own performance review, outlining my added responsibilities and accomplishments. Then I made my ask.

My boss was not receptive. In fact, he was entirely dismissive and almost scornful of my request. I felt disrespected and hurt. At the time, I was the glue holding the entire Buenos Aires operation together. How could he not value my contribution?

I planned my exit and left the company a couple of months later. I decided to begin my career as an entrepreneur, because I didn’t want to have a boss tell me how much I was worth ever again.

I’ve since learned that this experience is not uncommon. I also learned that as an entrepreneur, I have to negotiate and stand up for my worth even more often than before.

Enter Ashley Paré, CEO of Own Your Worth. Ashley works with women to help them negotiate raises and feel confident asking for what they want. Ashley is leading a workshop on career negotiation here at Groundwork in March, and she took a moment to answer a few questions about her work “ continue reading


Wed, March 6, 2019 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST


1213 Purchase Street,

New Bedford, MA 02740


About the event:

Join speaker and coach Ashley Paré and learn to break the glass ceiling with career negotiation. This seminar is appropriate for any woman who would like to enhance her negotiation skills, either as a business owner or professional.

Attendees will learn how to:

  • define their value in the market

  • script an "ask" and practice making the pitch

  • build confidence and let go of fear

The evening will include a networking reception with wine and cheese, followed by an interactive workshop led by Ashley.

About Ashley:

Ashley Paré is the Founder and CEO of Own Your Worth, an organization on a mission to break glass ceilings through career negotiation. As a Leadership Coach, Negotiation Expert, and Speaker, Ashley helps clients feel confident when they ask for what they want in life and career. Ashley leverages over 12 years' experience in global Human Resources in technology, marketing, and start-ups.

In addition, Ashley is a TEDx Speaker, a certified facilitator for the AAUW Work Smart program in the Boston city initiative to close the gender pay gap, and has been featured in The New York Times, PBS News Hour, CNN Money, and Boston Voyager Magazine.


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