Be brave, get paid: How women can earn more $ through negotiation, feat. Kathlyn Hart

Does the thought of negotiating terrify you? It could be costing you tens of thousands of dollars. In this episode of Innovation For All, Sheana Ahlqvist speaks with Kathlyn Hart, salary negotiation coach and founder of the Be Brave Get Paid salary bootcamp for millennial women.

In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • What are the biggest mistakes women make in salary negotiations?
  • How do you balance salary vs. non-monetary benefits like vacation?
  • Are the rules different for consultants?

Through her salary negotiation bootcamp “Be Brave Get Paid,” which has helped women increase their income by an average of $15,000, she teaches underpaid ambitious women how to confidently own their worth and ask for more.

Kathlyn is also the host of The Big Leap Show podcast, where she interviews entrepreneurial women about their journey from dreaming to doing. The podcast was featured on iTunes “New and Noteworthy,” and was named “Top 5 Women Podcasts You Must Listen” by Huffington Post.

Kathlyn’s teachings on career, courage, and business have been featured in publications such as Business Insider, Forbes, Bustle, The Muse, Learnvest, Hello Giggles, and Popsugar.

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Voting with your wallet, entrepreneur-style

Voting with your wallet, entrepreneur-style With Stella McShera


On this episode of the Innovation For All podcast, we chat with Stella McShera, the CEO and Founder of equallet (equality + wallet), a local search-platform to help you connect with Women-Owned Business in Southern California. Discover how equallet supports the growth of every female founder, consumer, or investor, and helps bridge the gender gap in business. The platform promises collaboration and more opportunities for its growing community. We also dive in deep the issue of gender pay gap… Are workplaces changing for the better? Has the political system shift had an effect on it?

Stella also shares her experience growing up as a mixed-race American. She recalls stories of how the experience of race varied based on where she lived or traveled.


  • How does equallet help achieve gender equality?
  • Is it OK to seek out women-owned business at the expense of male-owned ones? Equality vs. Equity
  • What was it like for Stella during the time Trump was declared the winner of the presidency?
  • How can women in business be competitive when they’re receiving less initial investment?
  • Women-Owned Business tend to hire more diverse teams
  • “We won’t achieve financial gender equality until 2025.” – Stella McShera
  • How Stella struggled with the idea of being a “woman scientist” instead of just a scientist


Others Mentioned

  • Donald Trump
  • Fulbright
  • Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC)
  • Monopoly
  • United Nations
  • Crazy Rich Asians