Negotiating for the Compensation You Deserve

Career Conversations

Wednesday, June 15, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00 PM UTC


About this event

 This workshop will equip you with the knowledge and understanding to confidently negotiate for the compensation you deserve. Led by Jillian Climie, the former leader of executive compensation at Lululemon, you will learn how compensation decisions are made within companies, and how equity compensation works. We discuss the biases women face in negotiations and how to overcome them, and leave time for connection between women to share stories and empower each other. Key takeaways:

Understanding your full compensation package, with a focus on equity compensation (stock options, restricted stock units)

  • How to negotiate in a powerful, positive way
  • How compensation decisions are made within companies
  • How to think strategically about your compensation over the long-term
  • What biases women face in negotiations, and how to overcome them
  • Knowing your non-negotiables and risk/reward profile

About The Thoughtful Co: The Thoughtful Co is a consultancy that supports women in understanding and negotiating their compensation, and advises employers on attracting and retaining women. We advise women in compensation and contract negotiations, from junior roles to senior executives. Using our team's deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for what they deserve. Compensation includes annual salary, stock options, restricted share units, bonus incentives, benefits, PTO, severance, 401Ks, ESPPs, non-competes, allowances, parental leave and more. For more information, see our website ( or follow us on Instagram ( or Linkedin (

Class Fee: $30 (included in membership)

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