Money Power for Executive Women – Rochelle Odesser, VP, CFP
I just saw the movie The Post which takes place in 1971 when The Washington Post was run by Katharine Graham. Katherine “inherited” the paper from her husband, who inherited it from her father. When we first see Katharine in the film, she is attending a meeting with bankers and her board of directors about the forthcoming issue of stock in the Washington Post. She is the only woman in the room. At the end of the meeting she is told by a board member that everyone is concerned about a woman being at the helm of the paper, because she may not have the resolve to make the tough decisions. She thanks him for his frankness. The decision she has to make is whether or not to allow the paper to publish “The Pentagon Papers”, documents about the United States involvement in the Vietnam War. The issues raised in the movie, showed how women were treated in business. Katherine Graham had been running the newspaper since the death of her husband in 1963 quite successfully. She had to claim her power that was being challenged in many arenas.
- Have you noticed that someone else in a meeting is given credit for an idea that you said 2 minutes ago? Are you afraid to make waves and upset people, therefore you don’t negotiate or stand up for yourself?
- Do you hide the shopping bags and bills from your significant other? Do you avoid talking about money?
- Have you ever been offered a job and “accepted” the salary offered you without question?
You are not alone!
If this sounds like you, you are invited to a complimentary 30 minute discovery call where you can learn more about how to overcome these and other symptoms of giving up your money power. Email me at Rochelle.email@example.com.
About the Author
Rochelle Odesser, is an honored member and Delegate of The Global Society of Empowered Women,
is the Vice President of Madison Planning Group Inc. and a Money & Power Coach for Women
Executives & Entrepreneurs.
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