LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The WNBA just announced a pay increase and other new perks for players, helping close the pay gap between men and women in sports. In Nevada, the pay gap isn't as bad. According to U.S. News, Nevada is ranked 10th. Women make 83.4 cents to a man's dollar.
Julie Brander is the chapter chair of SCORE's Las Vegas Women's Initiative. As a former business owner, she knows what to look for in employees and now empowers women to succeed in business. She said the biggest mistake women make when it comes to pay is not asking for more.
"You have to ask for what you want, so if you’re in a job and there’s promotions coming up, who usually gets it? It’s the male that usually gets it, but the woman has to really state their case, prove what they’ve done," she said.
She said a tip she gives to women to put themselves ahead is to really work to remember a person's name. This will impress them and help you down the road. She said if you say their name five times in the first conversation with them, it will help the name stick.
The Las Vegas Women's Initiative hosts monthly events to help empower women at work.