By Amanda Sulkosky,
Stillman News Writer
On September 29, 2016 the Chancellor’s Suite was filled with women, both students and working women, for the Women in Leadership Kick-Off Event.
The executive student board for this initiative organized this event to allow their newly matched mentors and mentees to get to know one another.
It was also for new mentors and mentees to get to know one another.
Lee Miller, co-author of A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating and adjunct professor at Seton Hall University, was the speaker for this event.
He brought up many topics that would help the students realize the importance of being able to properly negotiate.
He began by discussing reasons why women are being held back in their career.
Among the reasons was men being unwilling to mentor women was that most women lack the ability to negotiate.
Miller then continued by explaining a way to ensure one has appropriate negotiation skills.
One must first make sure there is a correct strategy set up. Additionally, knowing the difference between influencing and negotiating is key.
In this case, he stressed that the difference is how the other side perceives what one is doing.
By the end of the presentation, it was clear that Miller’s words and enthusiasm filled the room with energy and beautiful insight.
The night was a great opportunity for women to realize how much they can do in the business world.
The old stereotypes of women in business can be broken, but the women who are going into the business world must take an active role in that transformation.
A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, October 25th print edition.
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