I found this and many responses really helpful.
Allison Lampe

Hey Allison,

That’s a totally valid concern. If you’re worried that someone will make weird assumptions about you because you’re looping in other people, then I’d say no harm in just excluding it altogether. Having external decision makers is at best a small nudge in your overall negotiation; it doesn’t matter that much.

Trust your gut. If you feel like saying it makes you less powerful, it’s likely to come across that way. So don’t worry about it.

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