The Art of Negotiation for Women | BostonSpeaksSeries - Aug 2018

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The Art of Negotiation for Women | BostonSpeaksSeries - Aug 2018


Learn what it takes to negotiate and excel at it. Our panelists will equip you with strategies you can use to negotiate more effectively in the workplace.

TIME: Fri, Aug 3rd 2018 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM 

LOCATION: Impact Hub, 50 Milk Street, Floor 20, Lighthouse Room, Boston, MA 02109

Register here (no credit card needed, only your address)


What do you think about this statement from a Forbes article?

"The act of professional negotiation has a completely different definition for men than for women. For women, negotiation is seen as an improper act of appearing “greedy” or desperate. It is frowned upon by women, who are often intimidated by the act of asking for their worth in business and the workplace. The same could not be further from the truth for men. In fact, men are encouraged to ask, renegotiate compensation agreements, partnerships and more. It is a highly marketable skill, which is viewed as a key leadership strategy." Do you agree? Disagree? 

Let's face it, negotiation can be hard, scary and strange for everyone. It seems like in our society that "the ask" is different for men than it is for women. Join us for the BostonSpeaksSeries in August as we kick off a discussion around negotiation for women featuring our panel of negotiation experts, entrepreneurs and respected leaders.


  • How Does One Get Good At Negotiating?
  • Learn Why Don't More Women Negotiate
  • Key Strategies To Negotiate A Higher Salary
  • Q/A with Panelists

BostonSpeaks invites you to join our monthly panel breakfast series to help you discover the power of communication in the business field!

Learn, network and get inspired every month as we invite some of the most exciting entrepreneurs, business professionals and top thought leaders in Boston to discuss tricks-of-the-trade, their communication secrets and the success principles they've gained along the way! 



8:00-8:15 AM: Breakfast, Networking, Chit-Chats

8:15-8:25 AM: Introductions / Opening Speaker

8:25-8:45 AM: Break Out Sessions!

8:45-9:45 AM: Panel Discussion

9:45-10:00 AM: Closing, Shout-outs, Networking


Ashley Paré

Ashley Paré - Founder of Own Your Worth, LLC

Ashley Paré is the Founder and CEO of Own Your Worth LLC, an organization on a mission to break glass ceilings through career negotiation.   

As a Leadership Coach, Negotiation Expert, and Speaker, Ashley is passionate about gender equity and women's leadership in the workforce.  She coaches clients to use negotiation as a way to break the glass ceiling.  Her clients have asked for and received raises, promotions, job offers, and seats at the table.  Her clients have started businesses and have landed their first speaking gigs.  She is a sought after coach for women looking to create change and make money. 

Ashley leverages over 12 years' experience in Human Resources working with multi-national organizations in technology, Pharma, and consulting. She a certified facilitator for the AAUW Work Smart program in the Boston city initiative to close the gender pay gap and has been featured in the New York Times, PBS News Hour, CNN Money, and Boston Voyager Magazine.  You can connect with her at


IB Koleosho

IB Koleosho - Technology Contract Negotiator

IB Koleosho is a Senior Business Development Associate at MaxMind where she negotiates technology license transactions. These transactions are often with skilled procurement experts, lawyers, or professional negotiators. Before joining MaxMind, IB negotiated vendor and software transactions for a large government contractor. In her spare time, she facilitates 2-hour AAUW salary negotiation workshops that help women gain the skills and confidence to negotiate their salary and benefits packages. She earned her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law and her B.A from University of Minnesota.

Your Host:

Kit Pang Host BostonSpeaksSeries

KIT PANG, Founder of BostonSpeaks

Kit Pang is a Communication Expert, TEDx and Keynote speaker and the Founder of BostonSpeaks. He started this monthly breakfast series in order to build a community where entrepreneurs, business professionals, workaholics and individuals could come together to get motivated, learn the latest tips and discover new insights.

Kit is on a mission to help individuals become exceptional speakers and communicators. His seminars and talks have been credited as super fun, engaging, soul-searching and insightful. His happy clients include individuals from organizations such as Dell, Delta, RE/MAX, Harvard or MIT. Learn more about how you can improve your communication, leadership or business skills at


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