“Ask For It” Author Sara Laschever to Speak at Scripps

CLAREMONT, California – February 15, 2008

Author Sara Laschever will speak about women and negotiation on Friday, February 22, at 12 p.m. in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons, Scripps College. Her lecture, “Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want,” will present the four-step negotiation guide detailed in her forthcoming book of the same name. A book signing will follow the talk. This event is free and open to the public.

Laschever is a writer with a longstanding interest in the career obstacles faced by women in the workplace. Her first book, Women Don’t Ask: The High Cost of Avoiding Negotiation—and Positive Strategies for Change, co-authored with Linda Babcock, explores a newly recognized phenomenon: women are much less likely than men to use negotiation to improve their circumstances. Her new book, Ask For It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What They Really Want, also written with Babcock, presents a four-phase program that guides women through the process of refining their goals, polishing their skills, and thoroughly preparing for every kind of negotiation.

Laschever has lectured about women and negotiation for top corporations such as Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, and Deloitte Consulting. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.A. from Boston University. She lives in Concord, Massachusetts, with her husband and two sons.

For more information, please contact the Malott Commons Office at (909) 607-9372.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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