Negotiating Your Compensation Package: Financial Strategies for Professional Transitions


Are you planning a career change? Thinking of jumping to a competitor? Has a recruiter contacted you about a new job opportunity? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you will need to have a strategy in place to negotiate the best possible compensation package for yourself.

Unfortunately, research has shown that women are far less likely to negotiate for higher pay, which may be contributing to the gender pay gap. In this program, financial advisor Beata Dragovics provides an overview of the current compensation landscape within the life sciences industry, along with key considerations before changing jobs. Among the topics to be discussed:

  • How knowing the value of your current pay and benefits can help you negotiate compensation with a potential new employer
  • Understanding the value of your current stock options and the financial impact if you leave your current employer
  • The rules that govern equity compensation, including vesting and taxes
  • Deciding what to do with your current retirement plan benefits if you switch to a new employer



Beata Dragovics is the founder of Freedom Trail Financial, LLC, a boutique wealth management firm in Boston. She provides customized financial planning and investment management services, with a particular focus on clients who work within the life sciences industry.

Securities and advisory services offered through Commonwealth Financial Network, member FINRA/SIPC, a Registered Investment Adviser. Fixed Insurance products and services offered through CES Insurance Agency.


Date and Time:  
March 23, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 PM


12:00-12:15pm: Registration and order lunch
12:15-1:00pm: Presentation and lunch
1:00-1:30pm: Optional networking/questions



Commonwealth Restaurant, 11 Broad Canal Way, Cambridge, MA, 02142



Members: $25; Non-Members: $45

Lunch is included. 



Register for other events in this Empowering Women – Wealth Management Strategies Series using the links below.

1-19-17: Tips for Incorporating Equity Compensation into Your Overall Financial Plan

5-18-17: Tips for Maximizing the Value of Your Compensation and Benefits Package