Discussions of women in the workplace often focus on the gender pay gap and how individuals can strive toward pay equity. However, compensation is just one (albeit important!) aspect of a professional career. How do you think strategically and holistically while planning for the short- and long-term? Where do you want to go—and how do you get there?

Tune in as Harvard Kennedy School Professor Hannah Riley Bowles MPP ’94, DBA ’01 discusses an array of topics and tips on how to improve your career negotiations—from the impact of gender dynamics in the workplace to articulating your aspirations, and more. 

Hannah Riley Bowles is a Senior Lecturer and chair of the Management, Leadership, and Decision Sciences Area at the Harvard Kennedy School. She is a leading expert on how gender influences pay negotiations and more broadly on negotiation as a micro-mechanism of inequality. Her current research focuses on women's leadership advancement, examining both situational barriers and individual strategies. Her research appears in academic publications, such as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Organization Science, Psychological Science, and Journal of Behavioral Decision Making. Her research has been featured in major news media, including ABC News, National Public Radio, New York Times, Slate Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Boston Globe, and The Washington Post. She teaches “Conflict & Collaboration” in the MPP core curriculum and is the faculty director of Women & Power, the Kennedy School's executive program for women in senior leadership from the public, private and non-profit sectors. She won the Kennedy School's 2003 Manuel Carballo Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has been actively involved in negotiation and conflict management training, practice, and research for over 25 years, including early career opportunities to work for the governments of Argentina, Costa Rica, and Germany. She has a DBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPP from the Kennedy School, and a BA from Smith College.

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