Robyn Polashuk

Have content licensing problems? Polashuk can solve them, and so many others. She’s an authority when it comes to that topic, network distribution, regulatory issues and copyright litigation, often getting asked for advice from the likes of Fox Corp., NFL Network, ViacomCBS and Disney. She isn’t afraid to ask the tough questions, and she believes women need to take the same approach when it comes to ensuring they’re receiving equitable pay. “So many studies show that women are reluctant to ask for promotions, raises, better assignments, etc.,” Polashuk says. “I think it’s important just to get comfortable with advocating for ourselves.”

What question(s) should you ask to ensure you’re achieving pay equity?
I’m not sure it’s about what questions, but about asking at all. So many studies show that women are reluctant to ask for promotions, raises, better assignments, etc. I think it’s important just to get comfortable with advocating for ourselves.

Best advice for someone looking to re-enter the workforce after a hiatus?
Don’t second-guess your qualifications and show outward confidence in your skills. That can make all the difference in how others respond, even if we don’t feel nearly as positive inside.