Linda Descano: Professional Women’s Network

“Our research found that only 1 in 4 women ask for a raise at the end of the year. But 75% of those who do actually get a raise. ”-Linda Descano


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In Smart Talk Episode 035 with Linda Descano you’ll hear about:

  • Find out about strategies to ensure your ideas are heard
  • Helpful strategies that help deliver bad news or having difficult conversations
  • Ideas to get a promotion or raise
  • How important is to embrace networking
  • What are some successful negotiation techniques

Citi’s Connect: Professional Women’s Network on LinkedIn 

Navigating the path to the top of an organization is difficult. You need to be recognized for your thought leadership, you need to manage difficult conversations, you need to successfully manage up, down, and sideways, and you need to learn how to negotiate on behalf of your business and for yourself, and you need to build and leverage a professional network. And if you’re a woman, you need to be especially conscious of your workplace behaviors and how they are perceived.


Linda Descano is President and CEO of Women & Co., a service of Citi that brings women relevant financial content and thoughtful commentary. She also serves as Head of Content and Social for North America Marketing at Citi. A recognized expert on the topics of personal finance and careers, Linda has appeared on WSJ Live, Huff Post Live, PBS’ To The Contrary, NY1 and has also been featured in Business Insider, Fox Business, Huffington Post, American Banker and more.

Linda Descano’s LinkedIn: Connect: Professional Women’s Network 

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Linda’s recommendations

Favorite Quote(s):

“We will be known forever by the tracks we leave” – Dakota Sioux

Favorite app /business resource(s):


Book pick(s):

The Longings of Women by Marge Piercy

A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison by James E. Seaver

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