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Ask for it

Ask for It : How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want

By Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever”Nice girls don’t ask, but smart women do. Ask for It provides the tangible tools and tips you need to get your fair share of the raises, promotions, and perks you’ve earned-and deserve.”
~Lois P. Frankel, Ph.D., author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office and Nice Girls Don’t Get Rich.                 
Women Don't Ask

Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide

by Linda Babcock & Sara Laschever

“This book is an eye opener, a call to arms, and a plan for action; it is enlightening, unsettling, and, ultimately, inspiring.”

~Teresa Heinz

For more information about the book, please visit

Speak Up!

“Speak Up! A guide to teach girl’s how to negotiate”

“Girls, at increasingly younger ages, are faced with day-to-day choices that involves them communicating their needs and wants. By introducing negotiation to middle school girls through innovative, creative methods, PROGRESS advances the confidence girls have in their ability to do what life necessitates—voicing personal values, needs and desires.”

~Jennifer Stancil, Carnegie Science Center 

Minding the gap Article


Bargaining Table

Constraints & Triggers