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Why I avoided reading "Lean In"​ for a (very) long time

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It seems like a betrayal of the Sisterhood to admit that not only did I not rush out and buy Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In when it first came out, but I actually avoided any blog, video, or “oh-my-gosh-I-just-read-the-best-book-ever” conversation about it. There was something about the title that was off-putting to me. 

Lean in. 

To me that meant giving in. Meeting more than halfway. I didn’t want to read a book that was going to suggest that I compromise in any way to make men more comfortable …

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I Know Why Women Make .72 to a Man's Dollar

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Women make on average .72 for every $1 a man makes. 

Do I have your attention? Good.

The gender wage gap. Sexy topic, I know.

But what is it?

If a woman and a man have the same job, same skills, same degree, odds are very high that he will be getting paid more. 

On average, for every dollar that a man is paid, a woman with the same skills and experience will be making between 72-83 cents. 

Does that not seem ridiculous? You may be wondering why, and how, and why we as smart informed women …

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    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

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    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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    Carly Cripe (Senior Specialist, People Advisor @ ArrowMcLaren Indy Car Team)

    Marie Watkins (Founder of Polaris Talent and DriveHer Consulting).

    What is this?
    After meeting at Women with Drive last November, Marie and Carly discovered a shared desire to forge a community that understands the unique challenges of the Motorsports industry when it comes to the people side of the organization. Recruiting and hiring, building culture, training and developing talent, and creating a diverse workplace in the office, shop, and at the track require a different style of human resources knowledge than in traditional industries. Carly and Marie believe it's time to create a space for anyone who handles these things can come together monthly for support, networking, dialogue, and knowledge sharing for anyone who is involved in human resources for motorsports.

    We will not record meetings due to the nature of HR topics as well as our desire to protect and preserve any confidential info and NDA requirements.

    We envision a monthly format of equal parts knowledge sharing from guest speakers and more informal discussions of timely topics people would like to share.

    Who is this for? You don't need to have HR officially in your title! If you handle hiring, training, employee engagement and development, people operations, etc please join us. We welcome series and track owners, team owners and leaders, HR and recruiting professionals, etc. If you feel this topic is relevant to you, you are welcome.

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