#FridayReads: Switch

KnowingYourValueMikaBrzezinskiBookCoverWe love a woman  that can pull off a fierce haircut, a very subtle side eye and a “no, don’t you dare talk over me” hold her own backbone, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that we think Mika Brzezinski is admired here at team Stowaway.  She asks the hard questions in “Knowing Your Value” namely why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? The Morning Joe Co-Anchor takes an in-depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth.
“Prompted by her own experience s Mika interviewed a number of prominent women across a wide range of industries on their experience moving up in their fields. Mika shares the surprising stories of such power players as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, television personality Joy Behar, and many others. Mika also gets honest answers from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, and others about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face — and play into. Knowing Your Value blends personal stories with the latest research on why many women don’t negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, the real reasons why the gender wage gap persists, and what can be done about it.”

Mika is brutally honest, funny, and self-deprecating (because well sometimes you have to be in this double standard world) and for all of those reasons we say this is a great read for professional women.

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