Few of us pay close attention to our numbers in the workplace. This tendency impacts our ability to promote our value. Numbers tell our worth, our potential and allow us to build confidence in our ability. It's difficult to promote our value without the numbers to back it up.
The fact that women still earn only $.77 for every dollar a male earns tells me that not only are we not paid appropriately, we are not equipped to negotiate effectively. Our inexperience and decreased comfort level in negotiations plays a role in this discrepancy.