Knowing Your Value
Women, Money, and Getting What You're Worth
By (author) Mika Brzezinski
Why are women so often overlooked and underpaid? In Knowing Your Value, the prequel to her new book Grow Your Value, bestselling author Mika Brzezinski takes an in-depth look at how women today achieve their deserved recognition and financial worth.
Prompted by her own experience as co-host of Morning Joe, Mika interviewed a number of prominent women across a wide range of industries on their experience moving up in their fields. Mika shares the surprising stories of such power players as presidential adviser Valerie Jarrett, comedian Susie Essman, writer and director Nora Ephron, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg, television personality Joy Behar, and many others. Mika also gets honest answers from the likes of Donny Deutsch, Jack Welch, Donald Trump, and others about why women are paid less, and what pitfalls women face and play into.
Knowing Your Value blends personal stories with the latest 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, Knowing Your Value is a vital book for professional women of all ages.
"A rallying cry for women to get the money they deserve."
Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
“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.”
Nora Ephron, writer and director
“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.”
Arianna Huffington, president and editor in chief of the Huffington Post Media Group
“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.”
Mika Brzezinski is a cohost of Morning Joe, an MSNBC anchor, and the author of the New York Times best sellers All Things at Once, Knowing Your Value, and Obsessed. She is the mother of two daughters, Emilie and Carlie, and is married to the investigative journalist Jim Hoffer.