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"Let us never negotiate out of fear. But let us never fear to negotiate." – John F. Kennedy

Salary negotiation is an essential professional skill – one which will most definitely influence your long-term earning potential. Yet, many of us would still run a mile in the other direction rather than directly discuss an expected salary with recruiters or ask our boss for a pay rise. Indeed, for numerous job-seekers and employees alike, this feels like an uncomfortable, unnerving and confusing experience.

It also remains a grim reality that women are especially daunted by salary negotiations. A well-known study by Linda Babcock demonstrated that a mere 7% of women are willing to negotiate their first salary - a figure which pales in comparison to the 57% of men who do.

Well, enough is enough! It's time to get what you deserve! Beijing Women's Network is teaming up with HR expert, Lin Zhang, to deliver a specialized workshop so that you too can master this critical skill. As a recruiting and HR leader in both China and the US for major companies like Microsoft and Coursera, Lin has successfully negotiated thousands of offers and also coached employees and managers on their negotiation strategies.

Join us for this rare opportunity to work closely with Lin and:

  • Discover a practical framework for offer negotiation
  • Learn the insider view of negotiation from the HR / employer's perspective
  • Practice key negotiation skills

What to bring to the event?

Please bring a pen and some paper. All attendees are also strongly encouraged to reflect on a past or upcoming negotiation scenario. During the workshop, the participants can use these experiences for their own practice.

About the speaker

Lin is a HR leader with over a decade of progressive experiences in the technology industry. She has served in a variety of HR functions and leadership roles at Microsoft and Coursera.

Lin brings hands-on experience and a balanced perspective in many aspects of workplace negotiation. As a recruiter, she negotiated thousands of offers and understands the strategies that are highly effective. As a HR leader, she has coached managers and employees to bring them closer from opposite sides of the table. As a compensation practitioner, she designed compensation programs that establish the foundation for offer proposals. With her passion for workplace equality and talent development, she has helped women professionals move forward in negotiating what they deserve and desire.

Lin currently works as a freelance consultant and coach. She has a focus on empowering organizations and supporting career growth for individual professionals.

Who is this event for?

This event is open to everyone! There are no restrictions on age, gender, or nationality. The workshop will be held in English and seats are limited so please sign up ASAP!

This event is brought to you by the Beijing Women's Network as part of its Applied Skills series. Each month, we bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to empower young and mid-range professionals to build upon their professional skills and networks. If you are not yet a member of the Beijing Women's Network on WeChat, please add WeChat: nandini88 and ask to be added into the groups.

Important Notice

We are unable to provide fapiaos to attendees and tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Proceeds above costs from Beijing Women's Network events go to support our partner charity, Bethel, which supports and educates abandoned children who are blind or visually impaired.








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