“Women have to take control of their careers. Success is not going to come to you. You've got to go after it,” says Carnegie Mellon economist Linda Babcock. She co-authored the recently published book Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide with freelance writer Sara Laschever. The book should be a hot read for women meeting planners. Women predominate in the field, yet they are paid significantly less than their male peers. (See “Breaking Through Is Hard to Do,” page 16, and the ...

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