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Asliahn Ayan

Do we give up early?

Posted by Asliahn Ayan Oct 14, 2015

I received an article written by Jeniffer Lawrence thru In the article Jennifer Lawrence talked about how "being liked" influenced her negotiation decision. She did not wanted to be seen "difficult" or "spoiled".


"It’s hard for me to speak about my experience as a working woman because I can safely say my problems aren’t exactly relatable. When the Sony hack happened and I found out how much less I was being paid than the lucky people with dicks, I didn’t get mad at Sony. I got mad at myself. I failed as a negotiator because I gave up early. I didn’t want to keep fighting over millions of dollars that, frankly, due to two franchises, I don’t need. (I told you it wasn’t relatable, don’t hate me)."  - Jennifer Lawrence is an Academy Award–winning actress.


This is a concerning issue to me. Not only for salary negotiation, but everytime I try to give my opinion, I contemplate what tone should I use to be heard without appearing aggressive. Does any men worry about it? Are we as women conditioned to behave this way? How do we change that? 



Making sure that your brand is well received and understood is an important part of perception in the marketplace. I used this as a foundation of a blog I wrote about the recent events surrounding the Tokyo Olympic games emblem. The blog is here.


While they have created a committee and are working towards an appropriate new emblem with relevant selection criteria. Could it all have been avoided in the first place if the "plagiarised" logo was more easily found online?


I think visibility of your brand is the greatest assistance for protection. What do you think?

"Over the years, I’ve reflected on this experience, and I cringe each time. We like to blame a male-dominated corporate culture for the lack of support for working mothers, but when we’re given the chance to change the tide (or at least tweak its direction), we often look at how situations affect us at the moment, rather than how to make things more manageable for our future selves, and perhaps our daughters and granddaughters."


Read the article at Firing a Single Mother Is My Biggest Regret as a Manager