InformationWeek Offers Women in IT a Lesson in 'Gender Judo'

In an interview with InformationWeek, Joan C. Williams, a professor at the University of California, offers women in IT a way to negotiate for the salaries and pay raises they deserve in a male-dominated profession.

Jul 28, 2014

NEW YORK, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Is there a way for women in IT to negotiate for the salaries and pay raises they deserve? There is, according to one University of California professor, and it involves a lesson that she calls "Gender Judo."

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InformationWeek editor-in-chief Laurianne McLaughlin interviews Joan C. Williams, Distinguished Professor and Founding Director of the Center for WorkLife Law at the University of California's Hastings College of Law, on ways for women, especially those working in information technology, to turn traditional gender expectations to their advantage.

Williams has written extensively on these topics, including a book called What Works for Women at Work: Four Patterns Every Woman Should Know. In her InformationWeek interview, she offers several winning strategies that up-and-coming women executives can use to ask for -- and get -- the money they deserve without being held back by gender stereotypes.

Williams has participated in InformationWeek's Radio series, which looks at a wide range of issues within IT, including the difference in pay when it comes to men and women in IT. InformationWeek's research shows that the pay gap between men and women remains large and is a growing concern for those looking to move into the upper ranks of the C-Suite.

For more information, read InformationWeek and tune into InformationWeek radio.

Scott Ferguson
Community Editorial Director, UBM Tech

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