Guest: Olivia Jaras
Age: 34 Years
Location: Hanover, NH
Bio: Olivia is an internationally recognized expert on the gender wage gap and salary negotiations for women and she is considered one of the top resume experts in the United States. Her work has been featured by Forbes, BBC, CNN, MSN, The World Economic Forum, Recruiter.com, Lifehack.com and hundreds of other media sources all over the world. The founder of Salary Coaching for Women (http://www.salarycoaching.com), Olivia is also an international, bestselling author of the book “Know Your Worth, Get Your Worth: Salary Negotiation for Women.” Together with her team of experts, Olivia helps women all over the world figure out their market value and how to advocate for it. In the corporate realm, Olivia works with companies to uncover budget-neutral ways to close internal gaps and is often invited as well to lecture and engage with all levels of company audiences. On a global scale, Olivia guides international workshops and advises international development organizations on strategies for closing the gender wage gap. Olivia lives in Hanover, NH with her husband and two daughters. A long-distance triathlete on Team USA, Olivia is a strong believer of eliminating the unnecessary roadblocks in order to successfully balance work, life, and personal ambitions.
The World Needs More: My sincere belief is that women need to be empowered to know their worth and understand how to advocate for it. Over the last few decades, there has been a huge move towards encouraging and government and company transparency relative to women salaries. But it’s all right coaching we believe that until women understand they’re worth, and they understand how to advocate for themselves, the gender wage gap will never close.
WOW factor: Wow factor: My ability to see the gift and women very clearly, and the ability to show them the path to make a living through expressing this gift. There are many, among them, having applied and been rejected from 1231 jobs in my youth, having suffered great embarrassment in the unemployment line during the great recession, having lost way too many loved ones… To landing my dream job and making an amazing living Helping women land their dream jobs and negotiate millions of dollars in raises and starting salaries.
Favorite Color: Teal