In Melbourne on Wednesday July 20, in a collaboration with Miss Collective, Agency Iceberg founder Anna O’Dea will lead a two hour intensive workshop which counsels agency and brand side employees how to negotiate their worth and land on packages which suit their lifestyle.
In the two hour workshop, O’Dea will share her own experiences of negotiating packages for hundreds of men and women in every stage of their career, from your first job, to management, to negotiating C-suite packages.
Says O’Dea: “Money is important but it’s just one part of negotiating a package. Knowing how to discuss benefits, bonus structures, flexible working hours and even equity options is something that is often overlooked by employees looking to secure a role that will work with their lifestyle and long term career goals. Knowing how to manage that conversation, while managing sensitivities and confidentiality arrangement around salary offers is a skill employees can refine over time, regardless of what position they are in.
“Cash isn’t everything but a manifestation of gendered and perception disadvantages see women earning less across the board. Many women find themselves at a disadvantage and wage gap after years of saying yes to the first number presented to them. It’s staggering the number of women who don’t question an offer, even when it’s far less than what they truly deserve. Men are socialised to ask for the biggest number; women are taught to be grateful for any number presented their way.”
O’Dea has counselled hundreds of applicants through tricky negotiations, from salary and non monetary perks and even has a dedicated series, titled Leading Ladies, which profiles senior women in the marketing, digital and communications industry who share tactical tips on negotiation.
This workshop is open to both men and women, and is a collaboration with Miss Collective.
Tickets cost $65 + Booking Fee
Date: Wednesday 20th July, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (arrive at 6pm for a prompt start at 6:30pm)
Level 13, 114 Williams St, Melbourne
(Price includes pizza – gluten free and vegetarian options available)