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recruitHER I July 2015-July 2016

Friends, partners + colleagues:

This is hard.

As of today, recruitHER will be closed for business. While recruitHER succeeded in empowering diverse professionals and tech companies, we were unable to make it financially viable.

Just over a year ago, we launched recruitHER with a passion to make tech more inclusive and diverse. Since then, we’ve empowered thousands of professionals with research-based advice on how to advance their careers. We’ve heard from many folks in our community that our guidance has enabled them to secure significant raises and negotiate higher starting salaries, helping to close the persistent gender wage gap. …

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Danielle Cohen, Software Engineer at Runkeeper, with a trio of cats

recruitHER client Runkeeper is a Boston-based startup that’s making the world healthier, one workout at a time. The company was recently acquired by Asics, which means everybody’s job security and benefits just got a lot more plush! Runkeeper places a strong emphasis on cultivating a diverse and inclusive company culture—there are teams dedicated to ongoing dialogue on workplace climate, hiring, and education. Work schedules are flexible, with the ability to work from home for part of the week, and new parents get access to 12 weeks of paid leave!

We were honored to sit down with Danielle Cohen, Software Engineer at Runkeeper, to learn more about her path to engineering and why she thinks Runkeeper is such a cool place to work. …

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You’ve done your research—now it’s time to figure out what to ask for, and when.

If you missed Part One in this series, start here. Now you know your absolute minimum acceptable salary and your target salary.

Let’s get down to brass tacks:

1: When Should I Start Actually Negotiating?

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Photo via #WOCinTech Chat

Start negotiating your salary once you’ve been offered the job. It is not a good idea to start negotiating your salary before you’re actually offered the job. …



recruitHER is a women-owned diversity recruiting firm committed to supporting underrepresented groups in tech.

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