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Sunny Hostin Shares How Sherri Shepherd Helped Her Earn A Higher Salary At 'The View' — 'She Got Me Paid'

Pay transparency among peers has helped many people to better negotiate their salaries.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 4, 2023

Oprah Winfrey Once Made $22K A Year While Her Co-Anchor Made $50K For 'Doing The Same Job'

When discussing the timeline of successful talk shows, it’s impossible not to mention Oprah Winfrey. In September 1986, Winfrey launched “The Oprah Winfrey Show.” On the trailblazing syndicated daytime show, she interviewed some of the biggest public figures, as well as everyday people. After running for 25 seasons, it remains the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history , according to the Television Academy Foundation.

Ngozi Nwanji

Apr 27, 2023

While He's America's Bishop, T.D. Jakes' Business Acumen Proves He's Not One-Dimensional — 'I Wasn't Born With A Bible In My Hand'

Love is a powerful tool. Regardless of one’s perspective, the term and concept are pervasive in culture and real life. Whether it is Tina Turner asking, “What’s Love Got To Do With It” or Musiq Soulchild giving the world a neo-soul infused definition in his 2000 ballad “Love,” there is no escaping the impact the emotion has on people. This concept has even deeper roots if you surround its context with a good coming-of-age story. One consistent version of this story is the power of support and belief from a person or group who loved and believed in someone so much that the individual was able to positively evolve from where they were to where they were destined to be. And at the center of culture, specifically in a faith context, America’s Bishop, T.D. Jakes has an out-loud coming-of-age story. It started from pulpit, progressed across several business industries, and has rested in the love and support of his community. Born in South Charleston, WV, Thomas Dexter “T.D.” Jakes is...

Josh Rodgers

Apr 10, 2023

Tracee Ellis Once Addressed Her 'Black-ish' Pay Gap Publicly: 'I Wanted To Be Compensated In A Way That Matches My Contribution'

It’s no secret that Tracee Ellis Ross has impeccable talent and has found success on her own terms.

Samantha Dorisca

Mar 8, 2023

Jessica Chastain Once Helped Octavia Spencer Earn Five-Times Her Asking Salary — 'We're Going To Make The Same Thing'

When navigating an industry known for lowballing women, especially Black women, it is important to stand firm on your worth.

Shanique Yates

Jan 24, 2023

Despite His Reported $12M Salary, Stephen A. Smith Says He's 'Underpaid Compared To Some People On Television'

Stephen A. Smith has revealed some details about the salary he receives from ESPN.

Samantha Dorisca

Nov 1, 2022

How to Negotiate a Raise Successfully

Are you underpaid compared to your peers? Have you taken on more responsibilities at work without a salary increase? You probably need to advocate for a raise — a task most people find daunting, especially the first time. But you can do it, given the right strategy, proper preparation, and a little confidence. Determine the Right Strategy The first step is to determine what strategy will be the most effective. Who has decision-making authority over your possible salary increase? It may be your immediate supervisor. Depending on your company’s process and your supervisor’s personality, a direct, fact-based appeal may be the most successful approach. But the decision-maker might be two levels above that person, or there may be multiple decision-makers. Some may be persuaded by logic. To appeal to others, you may need to pander a bit. Do Your Research Being able to prove you are underpaid relative to your peers can strengthen your argument for a raise. Find salary data for comparable...


Nov 3, 2020

Tech's Wage Gap Is Shortening While Minority Women Remain Negatively Impacted

It’s National Equal Pay Day, and just released its report on the gender pay gap across industries. Women in the workplace have historically been compensated less than their male peers for doing the same job — 60 percent of these men are paid more than women now. According to the study, the technology industry has a 3 percent wage gap which is a 1 percentage point improvement from two years ago. San Francisco had the smallest gender wage gap, followed by New York, Seattle, Boston, and Los Angeles. San Francisco’s booming tech scene plays a large part in its shrinking wage gap; however, it may not be the best city for women in tech. A separate study by SmartAsset found that Washington, D.C. ranks as the city with the best pay for women in tech with women making 95 percent of what men do. The survey also said that D.C. has more tech women workers and those employees have more income after housing costs. Although tech’s wage gap is making improvements , this progress may only...

Arriana McLymore

Apr 2, 2019