Meggie Palmer and her company PepTalkHer are closing the gender pay gap. Their incredible app leverages the power of AI to fight gender based discrepancies in pay.
Meggie Palmer was a journalist when she first encountered the gender gap in her workplace. She confronted management, but instead of addressing it they gave her a bitter choice: quit or go to court.
She had a decision to make, a decision about the person she wanted to be. A decision about the sort of impact she wanted to have on the world.
Needless to say, Meggie didn’t let it slide.
Today, Meggie may no longer be a journalist but she’s still closing the gender pay gap. As the founder and CEO of PepTalkHer, she leads the company in its quest to close this gap. They do this through the PepTalkHer app, a free career tracking app.
The PepTalkHer app uses the power of artificial intelligence to coach confidence. It empowers women to better negotiate and prove their skills, as well as provide a pep talk when they need it most.
Meggie’s team at PepTalkHer also runs corporate training programs to help organisations retain high value staff. These programs foster an inclusive workplace and empower staff by building confidence and negotiation skills.
I first encountered Meggie at the Vogue Codes event in 2019. The minute I saw her on stage delivering the keynote address I knew I wanted to have her on the Females in Tech Show. It was such a thrill to finally turn that dream into a reality!
In this episode we cover:
- Meggie Palmer’s career journey from journalist, to executive media training, to Founder and CEO of Pep Talk Her (10:25)
- We talk about the statistic where women earn 79 cents to every dollar that men earn, and why that is the case, and the unconscious bias in hiring men vs. women (16:08)
- Some of the ways females in tech can Identify if they are underpaid in comparison to their male peers (29:52)
- How to measure your value, and keep track of your impact on the organisation (various)
- And so much more!
- Meggie Palmer on LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter
- Meggie Palmer website
- Pep Talk Her on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter
- Pep Talk Her website
- PepTalkHer App
- Vogue Codes Virtual 2020 event (June / July / August / September)
- Book, The Curve: Turning Followers into Superfans, Nicholas Lovell (author)
- Book, Brotopia: Breaking Up the Boys' Club of Silicon Valley, Emily Chang (author)
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