A Note To The Ask For It Community

February 26, 2018

This is a bittersweet note for me to write, because it is likely the last time you'll hear from me as your negotiation coach.

I'm announcing today that I am transitioning from running Ask For It into a full time role at another company.

I've put a lot of consideration into this next move, and I want to share a bit of my thinking with you in case you're curious.

Back in the fall, a unique opportunity came to me to take a contract role at a company I found really intriguing. The work was fulfilling, my manager was inspiring and the team was poised to do big things. Fast forward a few months, and we started talking about me joining full time.

There are two main reasons why I decided to change direction from Ask For It to a new role. First, this is an opportunity so compelling that I could not refuse it. It's not often that you get to try out a role before committing. I'm going to be working with a manager who I find inspiring and whose career I genuinely admire.

And in my personal life, as some of you know, I'm expecting a baby girl in early May. So the timing couldn't be better in terms of more financial stability for our family. Not every company would hire a woman who is seven months pregnant, and I think that's pretty darn awesome!

All that said, I'm wrapping up with my final clients, events and writing, and I want to take a moment to say thank you.

I'm grateful to this community for joining me on this wild journey over the past three years; to all of my coaching clients who have trusted me enough to share their hopes, fears and accomplishments; to all of the organizations we've partnered with and the journalists who have spread my gospel of equal pay for all.

I especially want to thank Lily Comba, without whom I could not have accomplished so many of the big things we've taken on this year. Lily, you're an absolute joy and I am so grateful to you for your unending enthusiasm and incredible work ethic.

I also want to let you know that although we will no longer be releasing new content, the advice, resources, and multimedia on our website will live on. I hope you'll return to askforit.co for continued support and insights for your career.

In fact, as our last gift to you, we launched a brand new Resources section where you can access all of our worksheets, podcasts, webinars and articles — for free.

So in the words of one of my favorite characters from literature: TTFN!

Ta ta for now. I may be changing course, but I hope our paths will cross again.

Warmly,
Alexandra Dickinson
CEO + Founder

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Alexandra Dickinson

Alexandra Dickinson is the CEO and founder of Ask For It, a boutique consulting company working to close the gender wage gap by effecting change at both the institutional and individual level. We work with companies, schools, organizations and individuals through a combination of trainings, workshops and consulting. Our goal is for women and men to be paid based on their talents and skills, regardless of gender, and for our company to have been an important part of that change.