Women often don’t know what to ask for, experts say. And companies don’t tell them.
Brooke Harley considers herself lucky.
When she sat down to talk to the then-chief financial officer of Lululemon Athletica about a business-development position in 2009, she had already spent four years as a corporate attorney, developing stock-option plans for companies and helping to facilitate mergers and acquisitions alongside investment bankers. So when it came time to negotiate her equity compensation, she knew how to handle the conversation.