We started 81cents because we know first-hand how intimidating and uncomfortable talking about compensation, much less advocating for more, can be.
Men initiate negotiations 4x as often as women, and when asked to pick a metaphor for negotiating a majority of men picked winning a ball game, while a majority of women picked going to the dentist.
In summer 2018 we started 81cents with the goal of changing the way things work, providing affordable, accessible, virtual negotiation support (and data!) for women and other underrepresented minorities.
We’ve worked with more than 130 women, helping them find more than $800,000 in additional compensation. But, we’re just getting started. Women still earn 81 cents for every dollar men earn on average, and the statistics look even more dismal if you factor in race. We know we can do more.
Jordan Sale, Product + Marketing
Jordan started 81cents to help more women advocate for themselves, whether it’s negotiating a new offer, or pushing for a raise.
Prior to starting 81cents, Jordan was the Director of Marketing at Fundrise, a real estate technology startup based in Washington, D.C. Jordan holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, and a MBA from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.
Fun (pun?) fact - Jordan’s obsessed with puns and has participated in the Bay Area Pun-Off.
Lisa Shek, Partnerships + Operations
Lisa runs partnerships and operations at 81cents. From bargaining in markets in Bali to negotiating contracts at work, negotiating has always felt like a game to her. Lisa is thrilled to bring that game feel to stressful salary negotiations and uncover more revenue for all women
Lisa has a B.S in Cognitive Science with a Computing specialization from UCLA and an HBX CORe certification from Harvard Business School.
Fun fact - Lisa has performed in a dozen Salsa shows around the Bay Area.
Sven Pirner, Technology
Sven just completed his MBA at UC Berkeley with a passion for tech and scalable business models. Prior to that, he completed his Masters in Physics and spent 2+ years as a strategy consultant for Bain & Company in Germany.
Sven deepens his experience in Computer Science by attending AI/ ML and Data Science lectures at Berkeley's EECS department.
Fun fact - Sven drove to 20+ states in the eighteen months he lived in the US.
Tiffany Nguyen, Design
Tiffany is a senior at Berkeley studying both Art History and Media Studies, with a focus on visual spaces in Contemporary Art and Design.
With her passion for design and love for those who teach, she hopes to continue making creative content in volume, as well as to educate others on design. Apart from spending most of her time designing, she spends the rest of her time looking at cat videos and consuming the Gourmet Makes series by Bon Appetit.
Fun fact - Tiffany’s dream day is exploring open houses.
Miki O’Reggio, Operations
Miki is an operations intern from Los Angeles, CA currently studying Economics with a Human Rights minor at Berkeley.
In her spare time, Miki enjoys dance, food photography, spending time with loved ones, and volunteering. After Berkeley, Miki hopes to merge her passions of business and social impact by developing corporate social responsibility programs for technology companies in the Bay Area.
Fun fact - Miki has been bungee jumping in New Zealand!
Grace Lin, Technology
Grace is a sophomore at Berkeley studying computer science. Consistently recognizing gender-based inequities, Grace is passionate about bridging the gender pay gap and the impact of 81cents. She is also involved with two organizations on campus that provide resources and create communities for women in technology.
Fun fact - Grace almost exclusively drinks warm water, but somehow prefers iced coffee over hot coffee.
Vice President, Partnerships, LeanIn.org; OptionB.org
Former VP of Strategic Finance, Yelp
CEO & Co-Founder, Magoosh