What to do if you're underpaid, under-appreciated, or straight up mistreated as a professional


Women of color and queer and trans women welcome

Salaried and freelance professionals welcome

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Monday October 23rd * 7-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop * 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th Street

***Fall Workshop Sold Out***

The winter Stop Settling in Your Career workshop will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
Please check back in November for tickets and more information!

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
  • put up with unacceptable sexual harassment and bullying
  • 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.


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.

As this past year has made crystal clear, 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),
  • take action when harassed or confronted with a toxic work environment, and
  • say no to being overworked and bullied.

And this isn't a 90-minute lecture. 

It's 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
  • Be changed forever for the better!

The next Stop Settling in Your Career Workshop is

Monday October 23rd * 7-8:30pm
Word Up Community Bookshop * 2113 Amsterdam Ave at 165th Stree

***Fall Workshop Sold Out***

The winter Stop Settling in Your Career workshop will be on Wednesday, January 31, 2018.
Please check back in November for tickets and more information!

Tickets: $49

Early bird (by October 1): $39
Discount Code EARLYBIRD

Extra early bird :-) for the first 10 women to sign up: $24.50 (50% off!)
***These are almost gone – sign up today!***
Discount Code GOGETTER

I stand by my workshops, so there's a 100% Money Back Guarantee if you feel you didn't get your money's worth from the workshop.

Space is limited and the spots are filling up, so sign up now to save your seat!

  • Cynthia understands the unique challenges I face as a young woman of color professional, as she is a woman of color who has worked in high intensity, high performing professional environments. She provided me with support and encouragement, as well as substantive ideas and connections.
    — Roona R.
  • Cynthia is amazing. She is empowering and very easy to talk to.
    — Pooja K.
  • What’s special about working with Cynthia is how comfortable she makes me feel, as a fellow woman of color.
    — F.N.
  • Cynthia taught me what it means to be an advocate. She is strong and unrelenting, and also deeply empathetic. She has an uncanny ability to sense the feelings and experiences of those around her, and to make everyone feel at home.
    — Michelle L.

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.