This week, Maggie is chatting with Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez, who is a Personal Finance Writer and the founder of Statement Cards. In this episode, they chat about the ambition penalty that women face in their relationships and in the workplace, both overtly and insidiously. Stefanie also digs into the changes that need to be made structurally in our society, and she gives some tips on what you can do in your own life to fight against the ambition penalty.
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Women who negotiate are labeled aggressive or demanding.
Women in leadership positions are more likely to be disliked and disrespected by peers.
Breadwinning women are three times more likely to be cheated on
When women are successful at work, their husbands’ stress level rises, making their relationships difficult.
Confident, ambitious women are often perceived as less likable and hireable
Women get less credit for the work they do, especially when they collaborate with men.
Women ask for raises just as often as men, but are less likely to get what they want.
Ambitious women pay a motherhood penalty
Women’s mistakes are judged more harshly and remembered longer than men’s.
Stefanie O’Connell Rodriguez is a writer covering women, money, power and ambition. She is the founder of Statement Cards, a greeting card line celebrating ambitions beyond marriage and motherhood; and the co-founder of Statement Event, dedicated to connecting the dots between gender equity and financial power.
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