Tips for Women to Negotiate A Pay Raise Successfully


Did you know that women are far less likely to ask for a raise then men? That doesn’t mean they’re more deserving. They’re just more assertive when it comes time to negotiate a pay raise.

Sophie Cornish shares some great advice on the Business Insider for women to negotiate a pay raise successfully. She offers some key tips that you should review before you step into a meeting to go over your annual review (or anytime the opportunity to negotiate your pay arises). Follow the link below to get all of the details.

Highlights from Sophie’s pay raise negotiation tips include:

  • Put your accomplishments in writing: Compare what you’ve done to what your job description says.
  • Don’t get negative: Avoid threatening to quit or comparing yourself to your coworkers.
  • Track your performance throughout the year: Provide a detailed report showing what you delivered above your annual objectives.

What are your tips for negotiating a pay raise? Has a specific tactic worked for you in the past?

Get the details: How Women Can Negotiate A Pay Raise via


Susan Gunelius

Susan Gunelius is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Women on Business. She is a 20-year veteran of the marketing field and has authored ten books about marketing, branding, and social media, including the highly popular 30-Minute Social Media Marketing, Content Marketing for Dummies, Blogging All-in-One for Dummies and Kick-ass Copywriting in 10 Easy Steps. Susan’s marketing-related content can be found on,,,, and more. Susan is President & CEO of KeySplash Creative, Inc., a marketing communications company. She has worked in corporate marketing roles and through client relationships with AT&T, HSBC, Citibank, Intuit, The New York Times, Cox Communications, and many more large and small companies around the world. Susan also speaks about marketing, branding and social media at events around the world and is frequently interviewed by television, online, radio, and print media organizations about these topics. She holds an MBA in Management and Strategy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing.

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  1. Katie says

    I think the scariest part is taking the risk to ask. I like your suggestions, if you can put it on paper and track your progress there really shouldn’t be a reason to say no.

  2. Susan Gunelius says

    You’re right, Katie. Proving your worth in writing makes it harder for leadership to say no to a request for a pay increase.