Strategies, Tactics, Tools, and Coaching for Women to Negotiate Higher Salaries
Salary Negotiation Coach, Equal Pay Advocate, Developer of Earn More Girl Mobile App
Katie Donovan is a salary negotiation teacher, coach, blogger and speaker on equal pay and women’s salary negotiations. Her client successes include increases in income of $2,000, $20,000 and even double the current income. Her first mobile application Earn More Girl for iPhone and iPads calculates women’s personal pay gaps and their true target salary.
Ms. Donovan’s speaking and teaching experience includes, Harvard Business School Women’s Association, Mom Corps, Holy Cross Women in Business Conference, Business and Professional Women (BPW), the Boston Chapter of Women in Construction and the Cambridge Center for Adult Education. She has contributed to Forbes.com I Did Not Know to Ask for Salary Negotiation Help and HuffPost Live. She also has been quoted and covered in articles on theglasshammer.com, The New “Getting Ahead”: What It Takes to Succeed in 2012, by Robin Madell, Forbes.com, American Employers are Waiting for You to Close the Wage Gap by Victoria Pynchon, and Salary.com How to Make Sure “Binders Full of Women” Get Equal Pay by Jim Hopkinson and the Business Insider, A New Petition Would Force Employers to Disclose Salaries for All Jobs.
Katie’s clients benefit from her 360-degree background in employment that includes working for higher education publishers (PWS-Kent, Course Technology), a staffing firm (B&M Staffing), an applicant-tracking vendor (Webhire), and a trade association (SEMPO). She also has 20 years experience in negotiating contracts in such diverse industries as engineering, automotive, high tech, and human resources. Ms. Donovan has launched a petition for the Salary Inclusion to Promote Equality Act to put everyone on equal footing when negotiating starting salaries.
Ms. Donovan earned her MBA from McCallum School of Business, Bentley University in Waltham, MA and a BA in Economics from College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She is a member of Society of Human Resource Managers (SHRM), National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE), National Organization for Women (NOW), 85 Broads and B.I.G.
She grew up in Chelsea, MA and has stayed close to her roots, as has her extended family. She loves Boston and its two best sports, Red Sox baseball (welcome back the cry of “wait till next year’) and politics. When not working on issues about equal pay and salary negotiation, she can be found launching her product Tote-a-Tree, enjoying Boston and Cape Cod with friends and family, and trying to learn to love running.
WHY I BLOG, COACH, and SPEAK
In the February 2011, I found a cause that took hold of me.. The continued gender salary gap. One contributing factor, the lack of women negotiating their salaries, is my focus because it is the one factor each individual can control. I am the aunt of 4 nieces. The oldest graduated college in May, 2011. The youngest probably will start her search for her first “real” job in 2020. At that time will the approximate 20% pay gap still exist?
I am going to do whatever I can to make sure the answer is no. I promote the need for women to not accept the first salary offered but to negotiate a better paycheck. Their male colleagues are doing it at a much greater rate than women. For every 8 men who negotiate there is 1 lonely, solitary woman. I have learned negotiating through formal study and years of experience. I know the staffing industry. I will use this knowledge and help others learn to negotiate.
SPEAKING, and COACHING
I speak to groups such as Women in Business Conference at the College of the Holy Cross, Women in Construction, Harvard Business School Women’s Association, and Mom Corps staffing firm who specializes in flexible work arrangements A list of future engagements can be found on the Events page
I am available to speak and teach to non-profit groups and companies as well as coach individuals in-person and remotely to negotiate a better starting salary or a raise.
Phone: +1 781-219-4801
Twitter: @KDSalaryCoach LinkedIn and Skype: DonovanKatie
Address: 377 High St. #4, Medford, MA 02155 US