Salary Negotiation as a Black Woman in Corporate America

As Black women, we are conditioned to believe that anything we receive beyond the bare minimum is a blessing. We are not taught our true value and are not taught to require that everyone we interact with treat us as though they recognize that value.

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I Am Serena. I am Naomi.

While watching the women's U.S Open Final, I could not help but recognize myself while watching two black women play against each other, both that were powerful and inspiring in their own way. I saw myself as both Serena and Naomi.

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5 Reasons Why People Don’t Negotiate Their Salary

Not enough people negotiate their salary; maybe because it's not explicitly a part of the on-boarding process. Most often, employers don’t mention it, but you can. After following Your Corporate Black Girl, I found confidence in just “asking” for a salary increase.

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I Was the Nice Girl: It's Not Always a Good Thing

For the longest time black young women in professional spaces have been taught to keep quiet and wait to be told what to do.  We are also often afraid of coming across as angry, loud mouths or too woke (a term used to intermediate black women who dare to stand up against injustices faced by black women in the working environment).

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