Top 10 Quotes from the Ladies Get Paid Conference

On December 8th, 2018, over 600 babes gathered in Brooklyn for the second annual Get Money Get Paid conference sponsored by the awesome women of Ladies Get Paid. It was nothing short of magical. Lessons were learned. Myths were busted. Mics were dropped.

So much wisdom and inspiration cannot and should not be contained, so we’re passing it along. Here are ten quotes to psych you up, make you think, and keep you going on your crusade to get paid. 

P.S. Ladies Get Paid has a Slack channel. Yes, you should join.

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  1. “If you’re afraid to walk away, if you don’t have other options, you are trapped.”

On Salary Negotiations, Morgan Fletcher, Certified Negotiation Instructor

2. “Get paid for the value you create.”

Kara Stevens, founder of The Frugal Feminista

3. “9-5 was so men could get out before the kids were up and get home when they were already asleep… the world is designed with the male dynamic in mind. How do we change that beyond maternity leave?”

Jennifer Justice, Pres. of Corporate Development at Superfly

  4. “What you do is not who you are… If you fuck up, you are not a fuck up.”

 On Imposter Syndrome, Claire Wasserman, founder of Ladies Get Paid

  5. “It’s easier to believe that by eradicating individual bad actors we can avoid confronting massive systemic inequalities.”

On #MeToo, the pay gap, and so much more, Kara Brown, writer for the CW, Jezebel, Freeform’s “grown-ish”; co-host for Crooked Media’s “Keep It” podcast

  6. “Find some way to express your anger. Questioning whether you have the right to be angry won’t serve you… Let it out.”

Rebecca Traister, writer for NY Mag and The Cut; Author of “Good and Mad”

  7. “Crush your approval addiction. And show up… even hungover.”

Lisa Copeland, Board of Directors for Women in Automotive; trailblazer; keynote speaker; all around badass

8. “Follow your bliss? Fuck that. Solve a problem. Find things you want to punch.”

Nathalie Molina Niño, CEO of BRAVAInvests; Author of “Leap Frog: 50 Hacks for Women Entrepreneurs”

  9. “Be proud that you’re doing what you need to do to make ends meet. Never feel embarrassed of what you have to do just to make it work.”

On survival while starting your own business, Polly Rodriguez, CEO & Co-Founder of Unbound

10. “You’re going to encounter gatekeepers. It’s a test of your resilience. “No” means “Not Yet”… Take rejection personally, then make it constructive.”

Beth Comstock, Changemaker & Author of “Imagine it Forward”; Former Vice Chair of GE