Ask For What You Really Want

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 23, 2011) — Sara Laschever, groundbreaking author of Women Don’t Ask, will lead an interactive discussion Monday, September 26, at 7 p.m. in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at Scripps College on “Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want.”  Part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series Voice and Vision, the event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow.

Sara Laschever, co-author of "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide"Laschever has co-authored two books with economist Linda Babcock: Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation-and Positive Strategies for Change, originally published under the title Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide, and Ask for It! How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want. Both books have won rave notices from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Business Week, The Washington Post, USA Today, and the International Herald Tribune, among others. Laschever is frequently cited in the national and international media as an expert on women and conflict resolution, the persistence of the wage gap, work-life balance issues, and the multiple factors influencing women’s long-term career success.

Her interest in women’s life and career obstacles led her to work as a research associate and principal interviewer for Project Access, a landmark Harvard University study funded by the National Science Foundation, the Office of Naval Research, and the Bunting Institute. Project Access explored impediments to women’s careers in science—the hindrances, both internal and external, that prevent women from rising to the tops of their fields. For Project Access, Laschever interviewed over 200 scientists, both men and women, from all over the country, wrote biographical sketches of each, and summarized her findings in a lengthy document now archived at the Murray Center for Research on Women at Harvard University. Laschever’s work on Project Access contributed to the publication of two seminal studies in this field, “Gender Differences in Science Careers: The Project Access Study” and “Who Succeeds in Science? The Gender Dimension,” both by G. Sonnert, assisted by G. Holton.

In 1994, Laschever co-founded the journal millennium pop, a quarterly journal, now a website, devoted to serious commentary about popular culture. She has appeared on the Boston area television discussion programs, “The Group,” “Greater Boston,” and “New England Cable NewsNight” as a cultural commentator.

Scripps College’s Malott Commons, Hampton Room
345 E. 9th Street, Claremont

Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision

This speaker series brings a broad range of renowned presenters and artists to Scripps College to share their unique voice and vision with students, faculty, staff, alumnae, and the greater Claremont community. The goal of the series is to enlighten and inspire the audience as well as expose them to new ideas and perspectives.