Ladies Get Paid

We need your help to keep our business open and grow our programming.

Claire
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Project Description

WHAT WE DO

Our mission is to help close the gender wage and leadership gap by training women how to advance in their careers. 

We provide online and offline education and have an online community where thousands of women worldwide share advice, resources, jobs, and more.

In less than 18 months, we’ve grown to over 20,000 members from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. We've received countless emails from women who tell us that because of Ladies Get Paid, they now believe in their worth, speak up for themselves, and have gotten promotions, raises, and brand new jobs. You can read some of their testimonials below.

Due to the sensitivity of topics we discuss, such as sexual harassment and sexism in the workplace, many of our events were for female-identifying and non-binary people only. We wanted to create a space where we could be vulnerable with one another and share freely, without judgment or intimidation. 

WHY WE'RE RAISING MONEY

Last year we were sued for gender discrimination. The men who sued us are affiliated with a group that routinely target other organizations like ours who are doing important work to advance the fight for equality. They exploit the Unruh Civil Rights Act, a law intended to protect the very people they sue, and have brought more than 300 suits like the one against Ladies Get Paid, including one against the Violence Against Women Act.

This group sued Ladies Get Paid, our founder Claire Wasserman, and six of our ambassadors who helped organize our events. 

As a two person startup with no funding, this has been both financially and emotionally devastating for us. But getting sued demonstrates exactly why Ladies Get Paid needs to exist. We are so proud of the work we do and the momentum we’ve created, and there’s no WAY we can let this lawsuit stop us. We just need your help.

WHERE THE MONEY IS GOING

The money we raise will help defray legal costs related to the suit. By contributing, you'll also help us grow the Ladies Get Paid team and provide more services to our community. This includes: 

  • Library of educational videos
  • Member portal
  • Directory of career coaches and vendors
  • More events and workshops in more cities
     

 

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Contribute. By supporting this campaign, you’re not only keeping our doors open, you’re helping us grow the organization so we can provide more education and programming to get more ladies paid!

Share. Help turn this into a movement by spreading the word. Whether it’s by email, social, or carrier pigeon, your voice will go a long way. Here's a folder with text + images to make it easy to share.

JoinSign up for Ladies Get Paid to receive our updates, access to our online network and invitations to upcoming events.

WE HAVE SOME FANS :-)

“As a 20-something woman and mother, my time and energy is something that I have not valued nor expected others to value as much as I should. Your Instagram stories have empowered me to recognize my seemingly insignificant "soft skills" as important assets, and encourages me to take a deeper look into who I am as I begin to pursue a career path that ignites passion and meaning into my life.”

“LGP has been the best addition to my life in 2017, however, not for salary reasons. It has been the best outlet for career advice, guidance, friendships...basically free therapy! I LOVE LGP.”

“This talk made me feel proud to be a woman."

“The outpouring support through this platform and that I am not alone and should never feel like I am at loss. It has really been an amazing journey so far and I really hope I can also give back in any way I can the way you and all the thousands of ladies are giving me.”

“I'm happy LGP exists to give women like myself a platform to be me.”

“A million times thank you not only for investing in me but the remarkable work you're doing everyday through Ladies Get Paid to empower women like me across the country and globe. I feel so blessed to be part of this fascinating community.”

“I was moved and bolstered and I felt the powerful energy of the female collective in that room tonight in my bones. We are powerful together and I needed a reminder of that today.”
 


“I left the panel gushing with some of my best girlfriends. We all remarked the same thing: we have not yet been to a networking event in Philadelphia that has made us feel so empowered, supported and challenged. And how often do we get to sit in a room full of such intelligent, badass women??”

“I left feeling empowered and unstoppable. I felt as if I had a room full of strangers that supported and rooted for my success."

"I feel more prepared for any discrimination I may face as I enter the workforce as a woman, as well as being more informed on how to handle those situations."

"I obtained knowledge tonight that I will carry for the rest of my career and life.”
 


“The LGP conference was life changing to me. In the 'How to Ask for a Raise' session I realized I was about to ask for less that I deserved based on how I was hired, not my current output i.e. I realized I was going to let my history decide the next step. That session was the difference of a 15k increase to me.”

“My boss told me that seeing your Instagram Story  made him think that he's not paying me the same than my coworker for the exact same job. And now I'm getting a raise.

“Seriously something cosmic afoot in this community!”

Thank you so much for contributing and sharing this campaign. Your support will help us keep our doors open so we can continue to serve women everywhere.
 

In gratitude,

Team LGP

 

The Project FAQs

Where is the money going?

The money we raise will help defray legal costs related to the suit. By contributing, you'll also help us grow the Ladies Get Paid team and provide more services to our community. This includes: 

  • Library of educational videos
  • Member portal
  • Directory of career coaches and vendors
  • More events and workshops in more cities

 

What is your mission?

We seek to close the wage and leadership gap through training women how to advance in their careers. 
 

When did you launch?

We started Ladies Get Paid in New York in September 2016.


Are you a non-profit or LLC?

We're an LLC.
 

What are your services?

We provide online and offline education, corporate programming, an online network, and a conference.


Is there a fee to join?

Nope! It's free to join and open to everyone. Sign up at ladiesgetpaid.com/join.


What cities are you in?

We have members from all over the world though we currently host events in New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Boston, Burlington, Miami, Philadelphia, Denver, Minneapolis, Austin, Atlanta, Wilmington, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Chicago, Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.


How can I get involved? 

The best way to get involved is by spreading the word about Ladies Get Paid and if you want to start a chapter, email us at crowdfunding@ladiesgetpaid.com
 

Do you have a media kit?

Yep. Check out ladiesgetsued.com :)

 

Besides donating, how else can I support you?

We'd love you to spread the word about our campaign. Here's a folder with text + images that will make it easy for you to share with your network and on social.

10/04/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
09/21/2018
The Supporter
$20
Natdee
09/20/2018
The Advocate
$40
Caitlin Mahoney
09/14/2018
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
Emily
08/10/2018
The Wage Gap Fighter
$78
07/08/2018
Webinar: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
$30
Bek
07/03/2018
Webinar: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
$30
06/27/2018
The Advocate
$40
06/27/2018
Webinar: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign
$30
Ben
06/27/2018
The Advocate
$40
Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

339 Supporters
Contribute
$10
The Contributor

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and send you an image you can use as the background for your phone.

251 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Supporter

We'll send some rad stickers your way, plus put your name on the website. Shipping is included.

441 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Webinar: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Everyone who purchases this reward will receive a recording of the live webinar.

Asking people for money is awkward at best, terrifying at worst. Ladies Get Paid founder Claire Wasserman will lead a webinar on July 9th, from 8-9pm ET, to share her secrets on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. 

Key takeaways include:

  • Write your campaign pitch in a compelling way
  • What to say in your video (yes, you should make a video!)
  • Create a marketing plan
  • Figure out your rewards + determine your margins
  • Set up an outreach system to keep track of your backers
  • Develop a social media strategy to spread the word
  • Incentivize others to promote your campaign
  • Bonus: general principles when it comes to making brand partnerships - how do you ask for sponsorship? What can you give brands in return? How do you price yourself?
17 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
The Advocate

We're proud to debut our Ladies Get Paid t-shirt designed by Lauren Hom! You'll get our Ladies Get Paid stickers and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

614 Supporters
Select this reward
$78
The Wage Gap Fighter

Not only will you get the Ladies Get Paid t-shirt, you'll also receive a digital download to hang on your wall, plus a notebook and pen (designed by Danielle Vogl), stickers, and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

81 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
The Smarty Pants

Get your learn on with five webinars of your choice, plus the t-shirt, digital download, notebook, pen, stickers and your name on the website.

101 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Badass

1 private coaching (career or business) Skype session with Ladies Get Paid founder, Claire Wasserman.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
The Rockstar

Invite to a private event just for campaign backers, hosted in New York; date to be announced.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
The Hero

Be a featured guest on our blog and podcast, Lady Talk.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
The Ultimate

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at a 2018 - 2019 Ladies Get Paid event, details to be discussed.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
The Angel

You'll receive our eternal gratitude for your generosity; we'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

1 Supporter
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward

Just Because I Care

339 Supporters
Contribute
$10
The Contributor

As a thank you, we'll list your name on our website and send you an image you can use as the background for your phone.

251 Supporters
Select this reward
$20
The Supporter

We'll send some rad stickers your way, plus put your name on the website. Shipping is included.

441 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Webinar: How to Run a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Everyone who purchases this reward will receive a recording of the live webinar.

Asking people for money is awkward at best, terrifying at worst. Ladies Get Paid founder Claire Wasserman will lead a webinar on July 9th, from 8-9pm ET, to share her secrets on how to run a successful crowdfunding campaign. 

Key takeaways include:

  • Write your campaign pitch in a compelling way
  • What to say in your video (yes, you should make a video!)
  • Create a marketing plan
  • Figure out your rewards + determine your margins
  • Set up an outreach system to keep track of your backers
  • Develop a social media strategy to spread the word
  • Incentivize others to promote your campaign
  • Bonus: general principles when it comes to making brand partnerships - how do you ask for sponsorship? What can you give brands in return? How do you price yourself?
17 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
The Advocate

We're proud to debut our Ladies Get Paid t-shirt designed by Lauren Hom! You'll get our Ladies Get Paid stickers and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

614 Supporters
Select this reward
$78
The Wage Gap Fighter

Not only will you get the Ladies Get Paid t-shirt, you'll also receive a digital download to hang on your wall, plus a notebook and pen (designed by Danielle Vogl), stickers, and your name on the website. Shipping is included.

81 Supporters
Select this reward
$125
The Smarty Pants

Get your learn on with five webinars of your choice, plus the t-shirt, digital download, notebook, pen, stickers and your name on the website.

101 Supporters
Select this reward
$250
The Badass

1 private coaching (career or business) Skype session with Ladies Get Paid founder, Claire Wasserman.

20 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
The Rockstar

Invite to a private event just for campaign backers, hosted in New York; date to be announced.

7 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
The Hero

Be a featured guest on our blog and podcast, Lady Talk.

6 Supporters
Select this reward
$5,000
The Ultimate

We'll integrate you, your company or your brand at a 2018 - 2019 Ladies Get Paid event, details to be discussed.

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$10,000
The Angel

You'll receive our eternal gratitude for your generosity; we'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.

1 Supporter
Select this reward