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6 surprising ways women jeopardize their careers

Despite having great career ambitions, so many of us do thing that hold us back. I was at dinner with a colleague, a successful professor (and working mother) at a university and a researcher at a large hospital. She is being pursued for a new more senior position, but had a list of excuses about why she shouldn’t even attend an informational interview with them. As she spoke, I could see myself in so many of her excuses…

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What happened when I found out my colleague was paid 47% more than me

Things were going well. My second child, a rainbow baby was almost a year old. Then, by accident, I found out I was vastly underpaid. My counterpart, a woman who had a similar job to mine made 47% more money than I did. I was shocked. I was angry. After a few weeks,I started doing the thing I do best – I started reading everything I could about women, leadership, pay, and careers.

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