Know Your Worth: How to Negotiate For Yourself
Survey after survey has demonstrated that women do not negotiate with the same vigor as men. Women tend to accept the first offer, start with a lower figure, and even give more discounts than men. Negotiating your pay is an art – and it doesn’t matter if you are negotiating a raise with your employer or with a client. The negotiation is the same. Learn how to stand firm and get what you deserve. Our panelists are expert negotiators and will help you negotiate better by sharing their experience as employees, employers/managers, and business owners.
As managing broker of Levine & Co., Meredith Levine works with a team of highly credentialed real estate professionals on behalf of residential buyers and sellers. She manages each transaction with attention to detail, a commitment to client communication, and a focus on facilitating a timely and successful close.
Meredith's expertise in the greater Houston residential real estate market was built on the wide knowledge base gained during her first career as a commercial litigator with a nationally recognized law firm. Her relevant legal experience included the negotiation to successful conclusion of large, multi-party construction defect cases, contract disputes, consumer class actions, oilfield technology disputes, and intellectual property matters, among others. Meredith has been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 2002 and a Texas Realtor since January 2011.
Tricia Rosendahl focuses her practice on environmental matters and disputes that arise in a global context. She advises clients on environmental liability when negotiating and entering into new contracts, guides clients through permitting and remediation projects, and represents clients in proceedings when environmental liability is disputed. Tricia advises clients on environmental aspects in construction projects, oil and gas recovery projects, insurance coverage, environmental investigations, remediation projects, and evaluating risks and costs associated with potential environmental cleanup and third-party liability.
Amber's mission is freeing professional women from the notion that they need to seek permission in order to pursue a life they love or desired career path.You can’t understand something unless you have experienced it, which is why Amber Slaughter is a successful and inspiring Life Architect. Amber not only has the work experience, but she has the life experience, and the ability to reach a diverse audience. Houston-based, Amber is committed to training, motivating and guiding her clients towards shaping the life of their dreams and finding foundation for growth. Amber helps you build a life that really matters and makes a difference. With over a decade of industry-related experience, Amber has trained hundreds of people, and has worked with noteworthy brands like Coca-Cola, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, and the University of Houston. She constructs and motivates, high-performance teams and helps create confident, thought-provoking leaders. While Amber has many talents, her passion is aiding professional women, and freeing them of the notion that they need to seek permission in order to pursue an active life or desired career path. Amber works with you to eliminate barriers to your success.
Note on Location: Please note that we are trying a new location this month to support a local woman-owned business. Ginger & Fork is owned by Mary Li, a friend of one of my co-workers. I’ve heard wonderful things about the restaurant and Mary was excited to accommodate us. I welcome your feedback about the location.