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Know Your Value

Know Your Value

Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth

A revised and expanded edition of Mika Brzezinski’s bestselling motivational title that helps women advocate for themselves – featuring updated statistics, fresh interviews, and powerful new material for the #metoo era.

Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? In her bestselling 2011 manifesto Knowing Your Value-now updated, renamed, and expanded with all-new material–Mika takes an in-depth look at how women can achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth.

Prompted by her own experience as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviews a wide range of women on their experiences moving up in their fields. Mika shares the surprising stories of power players such as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg, television personality Joy Behar, and many more. She also gets honest answers from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, and other thought leaders about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face–and play into.

In the new 2018 edition, Mika updates the book throughout with current statistics about women’s compensation rates and leadership roles; she adds new interviews with high-profile women (former Obama advisor Melody Barnes, New York Times editor on gender issues Susan Chira, BBC presenter Katty Kay, Blue Cross exec Jeanie Heffernan, Harvard’s Victoria Budson, Executive Coach Liz Bentley); and adds new chapters about sexual harassment and “knowing your value” in personal relationships. Know Your Value blends personal stories with the latest cutting-edge research on why many women don’t negotiate their compensation, why negotiating aggressively usually backfires, the real reasons why the gender wage gap persists, and what can be done about it.

Written in Mika’s brutally honest, funny, and self-deprecating style, Know Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages
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Genre: Mind, Body, Spirit / Self-help / Personal Growth / Success

On Sale: September 25th 2018

Price: $24.98 / $32.48 (CDN)

ISBN-13: 9781549113253

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"With books and a constellation of related content under the banner 'Know Your Value,' . . . [Mika Brzezinski is now a] guru for career women."
New York Magazine
Praise for Mika's previous titles:
"A lot of getting ahead in the workplace has to do with being willing to raise your hand... If we as women don't raise our hands in the workplace, we're not going to get the same opportunities men do. Because men keep their hands up."—Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and bestselling author
"The words 'favored nations'-that's an expression all women should know. In other words, you always want to be paid no less than what anyone else is being paid."—Nora Ephron, award-winning film director and bestselling author
"Just look around and you'll see plenty of evidence that asking for what we want results not in the realization of our own worst fears but in getting what we want."

Arianna Huffington, President and Editor in Chief of The Huffington Post Media Group and bestselling author
"An inspiring evaluation of the potential women have to create fully productive lives at work and at home."—Kirkus Reviews
"Penetratingly honest... a straight-from-the-shoulder everywoman story, told with heart and verve."
Lesley Stahl, 60 Minutes and CBS News correspondent
"A rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve."—
"Opportunity has seasoned Brzezinski but not hardened her, and having found her venue and voice with Morning Joe, she shares a refreshingly pragmatic approach for the professional woman: don't wait to have children and don't let your job treat you like a bad boyfriend."
Publishers Weekly