About That Purple Book
That Purple Book is a guide focused on young women just entering or returning to the career world. The resources on this site will help you prepare for your career journey, confidently interview for your dream job, and successfully negotiate the compensation package you deserve!
Check out the Career, Money and Negotiation blog pages for great information and more details on a variety of professional development topics including:
~ Create & Manage Your Professional Brand
~ Perfect Your Resume
~ Get started with LinkedIn
~ Prepare for Interviews
~ Create Your Strategy for Salary Negotiation
~ Saving & Other Money Topics
The color purple is most commonly associated with leadership and royalty. This color is the foundation of That Purple Book's purpose to EMPOWER you and to support YOU and your dreams.
I'm Sarah Marie Schrader and I'm passionate about helping young women prepare for and attain their professional career goals! Over the years, I've noticed a large gap in accessible resources specifically for young women. I created That Purple Book to provide resources for those of you just starting out or re-starting your careers.
Research tells us that too few women ask for more than the initial salary provided with a job offer and fewer still realize there are many other options to negotiate in addition to salary. We can do better! We women face a gender-based pay gap and some big ways that we can decrease that pay gap is to educate ourselves, help each other, and go after what we've earned and deserve!
I am here to empower you to be successful both personally and professionally!
Set your goal. Make a plan. SUCCEED!
My background includes over 15 years working with high school and college-age women and helping them with interviews, public speaking skills, resume review, salary negotiation and general professional development. I've worked with many community ambassador programs to provide direct professional development and have served on the selection panel for numerous ambassador programs as well. I recently served as President for the Minneapolis Aquatennial Ambassador Organization (AAO) and also served as a 2017 Captain for AAO. My background also includes interviewing job applicants and reviewing resumes and providing interview guidance for dozens of college students as part of college level job fairs and similar events.
One of my goals is to visit each of the 7 continents in my lifetime. (So far, I've been to 4 out of the 7) My border collie Gatsby is my favorite. If I could eat only one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be cheese. I call Minnesota home.
"Be you because no one can do it for you."
- Sarah Marie Schrader