A letter from founder and CEO Alex Dickinson:
It's our first birthday! If you'd asked me about this time last year how I was doing, I would have given you a mixed review. I had recently been rejected from my dream job - for the second time - and then laid off. Yes, I had started this side project about negotiation that I thought was interesting, but I wasn't at all sure what it would turn in to.
Fast forward to August 2016 and I can't believe how far we've come. Our mission at Ask For It is to foster confidence and inspiration in leadership and life. We've spent this past year laying a foundation of training, action and change. I'm so proud of all that we've accomplished and look forward to big things to come.
Here's a snapshot of our first year in review:
1000+ people trained
With a diverse client set including institutions like General Assembly, Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy and Columbia University, we've trained over 1000 women and men to develop the confidence and skills they need to be effective, respectful advocates - both for themselves and their colleagues, partners and teams.
This year we were selected to join The Circular Board, a collaborative accelerator for growth-oriented female entrepreneurs. Through our work in the accelerator, we refined our mission, defined our visual identity (have you seen our new manifesto yet?) and crystallized the work we need to do to drive our business forward.
Paying it forward
In the press
I couldn't do any of this without support of an incredible team and the inspiration of other incredible women entrepreneurs who I've had the privilege to learn from and befriend. Tom, Valerie, Sierra and Julie: thank you for your confidence in me and your belief in my mission.