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Jaunai Walker, Women Sellers are Paid LessIt’s a common problem among workers in many industries. The question remains, why are women sellers paid less than their male counterparts? Let’s talk about this subject in today’s episode. 

Being in a woman in sales

  • Jaunai Walker has been in the sales field for almost 20 years. It was her first job after she finished grad school. 
  • By 2007, an opportunity opened up and she landed a role in medical sales. 
  • Women being paid less isn’t only because of other factors but also because of ourselves. 
  • Jaunai suggests that it’s critical to learn to look at ourselves as women and see what we put out there. 
  • For most women, the stigma about what salespeople are remains in the back of their heads. 
  • Another factor is that in the interview part, women sell and promote themselves less than men do. Women don’t want to be seen as boastful, so they present themselves as heart-centered as they often do themselves a disservice. 
  • Women are seen as less confident compared to their male counterparts and because of that, they are often seen as less competent. 
  • Women also don’t ask or negotiate as much because women don’t want to be seen as pushy. Jaunai feels like that’s because of the fear of not being enough. 

Bridging the gap

  • Women have these different personalities. They take on different faces when they’re at home or when they’re selling. 
  • There is a need to bridge the gap between the two. Bridge the gap between who women are out there and who they are in every aspect of their lives. 
  • It’s a proven fact that women are better closers than men so women have to channel that confidence. 
  • Don’t be afraid of a sales career. Everything you have right now from every industry wouldn’t happen without being sold. Even those things that aren’t seen, like ideas. 
  • Women have to be bold so it’s time to claim it. It’s critical to stand out and step up. 

“Why are Women Sellers Paid Less Than Their Male Counterparts?” episode resources

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