GDI Careers: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Motorola Mobility - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800 Chicago - View Map Girl Develop It Chicago
Tue, Sep 23, 2014, 6:00 PM (CDT)

About this event

No shows: your course fee will be donated to the chapter scholarship fund. 

Salary & Compensation are two of the most important & least understood parts of accepting a new job. Not only is asking for what you deserve difficult, but so is knowing what you deserve in the first place. 

In this frank discussion, we’ll talk salaries and other cash compensation. We’ll also discuss company equity including stock options, shares and other lesser known equity types. 

Lastly, we’ll discuss negotiations & how to be strong and confident during a time of fear & uncertainty.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided!

How to find us

Check-in location: 1st floor - south lobby registration desk 

Official check-in for visitors badge - 18th floor lobby (Photo ID Required)

Parking details

There are self parking lots located on 215 W Hubbard as well as 401 N. Wells.

We are located on the Merchandise Mart stop on the Brown and Purple line of the CTA (stops @the 2nd floor of Merchandise Mart)

Speaker: Griffin Caprio

Griffin is a consulting CTO in Chicago & founder of the Chicago CTO Forum, Chicago Lean Startup Circle & Chicago Bootstrappers Breakfast. His expertise is in working with companies to grow & scale their business with a focus on their technology capabilities. From two entrepreneurs in a garage to Fortune 500 clients, he's worked with entrepreneurs & intrapreneurs of all sizes. Most recently, Griffin was the CTO at Spartz Inc., overseeing the entire technology team, including development, data & analysis and project management and growing from 4 developers to a team of over 25. Prior to that, he ran his own consulting compay, catering to over a dozen companies as CTO. Most notably leading the technology direction & implementation that supported the entire recruiting & logistics infrastructure for a large military services branch. He’s also never turned down a foosball game.

Host and Sponsor: Motorola Mobility Foundation

Our mission is to improve people’s lives and communities through technology.  We support innovative non-profits and collaborate with learning institutions, startups, government, corporate, and civic organizations to accomplish our mission.  We execute our mission through the Team4Good, a group of dedicated employee volunteers who drive philanthropic projects that inspire them. 

All attendees, including staff and volunteers, are expected to abide by the Girl Develop It code of conduct.


Tuesday, Sep 23
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (CDT)


Motorola Mobility
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1800 Chicago