Ep 96 - Negotiating your salary with Michelle Gyimah

Uncategorized May 30, 2022


Ever wished you knew how to ask for a pay rise?  Or negotiate a higher salary when you start a new role?  We don’t talk about money enough and that’s exactly what I’m talking to Michelle Gyimah about in this episode.

Michelle Gyimah is the Director of Equality Pays, a gender and ethnicity equality consultancy dedicated to closing workplace pay gaps.  We’ve recorded two episodes together – this one is all about what you can do to close your own pay gap.

Then in episode 97 (released on Monday 6 June) we’ll be focusing on how organisations can close the gender and ethnicity pay gaps.



Michelle Gyimah is a passionate advocate for enabling women (and men) to progress in their careers in a way that suits their outside of work responsibilities and lifestyle choices. She does this by empowering workplaces to radically rethink how they can support their employees to thrive at work.

Michelle’s unique understanding of employee engagement, workplace challenges and personal experiences enables her to embed practical application into her consultancy.

She has over 8 years’ experience of working at the Equality and Human Rights Commission and holds a Masters in Human Rights from The University of Manchester.

  • Connect with Michelle on LinkedIn
  • Visit the Equality Pays website
  • Read Michelle’s Whitepaper - Women, Race, Money and Representation: How pay gap reporting is shaking up corporate vulnerability



  • Ep 79: 6 Ways To Increase Your Visibility At Work
  • Ep 87: Having The Career Conversation With Your Line Manager
  • Ep 58: Women In The Workplace



As well as coaching women leaders to have more influence, make more impact and be kinder to themselves in my programme Influence & Impact, I also give keynote speeches and trainings to organisations wanting to develop women in leadership roles.

Get in touch to find out more or book a call with me.



My book, Closing the Influence Gap: A practical guide for women leaders who want to be heard, is now available for pre-order from most bookshops!

I wrote this to empower women leaders to successfully navigate the workplace, lead their way and change it for the better. It is a reference tool packed with practical strategies and a troubleshooting section which women can draw on daily to tackle the challenging conversations, decisions and situations they face.

Available in September – Pre-order your copy here





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