6 Steps for Women Who Deserve a Raise

Although I’ve consulted to numerous female execs over the years, a dozen or so years ago, one client from among the top paid executives in America was especially instructive about the issue of male consultants working for female execs. I asked her why she wanted to work with a man. Her response? “The image of me working with a male consultant has much more cachet than working with a woman.” I hope that by now that has changed. Of course, she tossed me a bone: “Besides, you’re more knowledgable than any women I know in the consulting business.”

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One of the continuing inequities in the American workforce is the paygap between women and men.  Even though women, on average, tend to be better educated than men, those women who work full time only earn about 77 cents for every dollar a man makes.

FYI: To my amusement I’ve learned that a few women get frustrated by a man writing about this, but I have plenty of reasons, not least, three daughters and a wife, who are professionals.  At different times in their marriage all four made more than their husbands.  (Furthermore, it’s important to take truth wherever you can get it.) Leer más “6 Steps for Women Who Deserve a Raise”

Calculating The Genuine Value of Your Design

Worse, one of the most challenging situations an amateur has to encounter is the fact that clients will always give an effort to decrease costs due to your insufficiency in the business, even though the designs you have created are astounding. However, not only beginners face this problem — even many experienced designers out there probably underestimate their current prices, which happens often in third-world countries. [Más…]

By Alexis Brille

Designers who are just starting out seem to have trouble calculating just how much their designs are actually worth, let alone choosing whether to charge per hour or per project.

It is indeed difficult to determine your pricing standing at entry-level. Therefore, in this article we will list out the advantages and disadvantages of various ways of pricing to help you choose which one suits you best.


Worse, one of the most challenging situations an amateur has to encounter is the fact that clients will always give an effort to decrease costs due to your insufficiency in the business, even though the designs you have created are astounding. However, not only beginners face this problem — even many experienced designers out there probably underestimate their current prices, which happens often in third-world countries. Leer más “Calculating The Genuine Value of Your Design”