What to do if you're underpaid, under-valued, or disrespected as a professional


Women of color and queer and trans women welcome


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WEDNESday April 18 * 7-8:30pm
168 canal Street (between mott & elizabeth)

It’s been a few weeks since the workshop, but I’ve been able to use a lot of what Cynthia taught us to push back when people have tried to manipulate and guilt trip me at work. So thanks, Cynthia! I’m grateful for all the wisdom you shared at the workshop.
— Jess M., Workshop Participant


As women, we’re expected to put up with too much in the workplace.
Enough is enough.

We routinely

  • get paid significantly less than men
  • get left taking care of the "office housework," and
  • are overworked and under-appreciated.

Why I created this Workshop

The level of inequality that still exists between women and men in the working world angers me. Actually it makes me furious.

And I know I’m not alone. I have countless female friends, colleagues, and clients who have told me stories about how they’re sick and tired of being kept down and held back in their careers by patriarchy, racism, and by the individuals who benefit from them.

Those stories inspired me to create this workshop.

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We may work in the same spaces as men,
but we don’t work in the same world as they do.
And we need to know how to speak up, stand up, and fight back.

So if you:

  • don’t feel confident negotiating a higher salary, rate, or better benefits for yourself
  • feel obligated to take on work that’s not your job
  • have settled for a position that’s just “okay” 
  • find yourself resentfully picking up the pieces at work when others fall short
  • habitually downplay your own value and contributions
  • tell yourself you aren’t qualified enough
  • are afraid to push back because you don’t want to rock the boat or be labeled “difficult” or “demanding”

then this workshop was made for you.

We live in a world that doesn’t exactly bode well for women, where frightening and dangerous things continue to happen to women, women of color, queer women, and trans women every day.

If we continue to let things go, to stay silent, to not claim what’s ours, then it will continue to be the acceptable norm for working women everywhere to be treated as less than.

We can’t let that happen.

By the end of this workshop, you’ll know when and how to fight back.

We’ll cover how to:

  • be a confident advocate for what you deserve (be it a raise, a promotion, better benefits, or something else),
  • stop being stuck doing all the "office housework" and emotional labor in the workplace (and in your unpaid work as well), and
  • say no to being overworked and disrespected.

This is an informative, results-oriented experience in a fun, friendly atmosphere with other cool women!

You'll get to practice what you learn in a super safe environment. And it'll leave you feeling ready, willing, and able to take a stand in the workplace.

It’s high time, don’t you think?



Stop Settling in Your Career

In this timely, interactive, and transformative workshop, you will:

  • Learn 3 simple, high-impact ways to leverage your power as a woman in the workplace
  • Overcome the fear or discomfort you may have with speaking up for yourself
  • Practice what you learn
  • Receive invaluable handouts, worksheets, and resources
  • Meet a supportive community of like-minded women
  • Get access to a private Slack for Badass Women
  • Be changed forever for the better!

The next Stop Settling in Your Career Workshop is

wednesday april 18 * 7-8:30pm
168 canal street (between mott & elizabeth)

Tickets: $49

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  • This is a great workshop to motivate anyone who is looking to get more out of their career. I learned a FANTASTIC strategy for me to use. I don’t know how the workshop could have been better – it was so worth it!
    — J.K., Workshop Participant
  • This is an excellent way to get inspiration and one-step-at-a-time strategies to make change in your career. Cynthia is very knowledgeable and personable!
    — Workshop Participant
  • The concrete answers and tools from the workshop were my favorite part. Not that I didn’t expect to get such practical advice, but it was super helpful and simple – not just “theory” or ideas, but actual real words! I would recommend this workshop to other women who want to learn to be stronger, tougher advocates for themselves.
    — N.E., Workshop Participant
  • All women need this workshop!
    — Workshop Participant
  • I was worried the workshop wasn’t going to be relevant or that I wouldn’t be able to relate to the other women, but it was so wonderful! I loved talking with other women about their work – this workshop is an entry point to a special community.
    — M.L., Workshop Participant
  • I loved the humor and relaxed atmosphere of this workshop. I already know who I’m going to invite to the next one!
    — E.C., Workshop Participant
  • This workshop teaches actionable skills to advocate for yourself in the workplace and beyond.
    — Workshop Participant

About Cynthia

Cynthia is a feminist life and career coach who wants other women to get paid more, promoted more, and given the respect they deserve. She loves seeing other women succeed, break barriers, and live their own definition of happiness. She has a knack for making people feel at ease and at home and for using this to build connections and community. In her past life, she was a public defender in the Bronx. For more about Cynthia, click here or visit our Resources page.