Services For Women
We advise women in compensation and contract negotiations.
We are compensation experts. All services are led by the former leader of Executive Compensation at Lululemon. Using our team's deep expertise in compensation, we empower women to feel confident in asking for the compensation they deserve. Compensation includes salary, stock options, RSUs, bonuses, benefits, vacation, severance, RRSP/401Ks, non-competes, allowances, parental leave and more.
We help our clients achieve a +25% higher compensation package than their current on average, and have worked with women across Canada, the US and the UK.
We use a fixed fee structure so we're never incentivized to push you outside of your comfort zone.
Note: "women" includes anyone who identifies as a woman.
Services For Self-Employed Women
We advise self-employed women in setting market appropriate rates for your services and confidently communicating your "hook".
Our 1-on-1 support includes: setting rates by hour, retainer or project; billing cadence; referencing market comparables, your experience, location, competitors, stage of business; impact of location and client type; your non-negotiables; impact of tax; test and learn approach; alternative forms of payment; ensuring you bill all hours; confidently articulating your "hook". Reach out today to learn more about how we can support you in charging for what you deserve.
Note: "women" includes anyone who identifies as a woman.
Sr Manager, Retail Industry
I reached out to The Thoughtful Co because I had never negotiated my salary before and was very uncomfortable in those conversations, and it was honestly the best decision I made. They helped me evaluate, compare and understand different offers in a constructive manner that I wouldn't have been able to on my own. They enabled me to ask the right questions and to share my thoughts and requests with the employer with confidence. Jill was very professional, trustworthy and always responded in a timely manner that I really appreciated throughout the process. I would 100% recommend The Thoughtful Co!
Associate, Investment Industry
I would recommend The Thoughtful Co to anyone looking to negotiate their salary. From our very first session, it was evident that Jill is not only experienced in these conversations but also has a strong understanding of the market and how compensation works across different industries and geographies so all of the advice she provided was always relevant. Jill is approachable and honest and her investment in her clients' success makes her both a pleasure to work with and an effective professional. I am very happy to have worked with Jill and I'm very grateful for the outcomes of my sessions with her.
Chief Design Officer, Tech Industry
One thing I've learned is to not fake expertise when you can just talk to an expert. I was excited about my job offer but hadn't negotiated a new job in years. The Thoughtful Co helped me understand the questions to ask, where to push, how to think about private company stock options. Jill listened to my needs and applied her expertise to help me make sure I was getting what was fair. As important, Jill and The Thoughtful Co made me feel more confident with this big life decision. I highly recommend Jill and The Thoughtful Co.
Director, Technology Industry
Vice President, Technology Industry
I really valued The Thoughtful Co's input on my compensation package, especially when it came to stock options, RSUs (restricted share units), and vesting periods. Jill was thorough, detailed, and provided me with very good strategic advice.
Director, Communications Industry
What I didn’t anticipate was how much emotional support came from working with Jill through this. Jill pointed out lots of opportunities to ask questions to my prospective employer, or simply, where to ask for more. Knowing the stresses I was faced with outside of negotiating, it felt really comforting to have someone to openly discuss the details with and know that each email I sent back had my approval and also Jill’s - the team element of it felt both grounding and empowering. I would definitely work with Jill again!
Manager, Environmental Industry
Jill helped me to organize my thoughts and, ultimately, salary request in a way that I otherwise wouldn't have. This led to a clear separation of talking points and a very positive outcome in negotiations.
Manager, Advertising Industry
I cannot express how grateful I am for having The Thoughtful Co's guidance and expertise throughout my recruitment journey. Jill gave me the confidence to negotiate an offer that I was ultimately thrilled with after four months of intensive recruiting. The team offers the type of support I think every woman would really benefit from, whether they are new to the job hunt, navigating a career transition, or just looking to level up their current compensation. The Thoughtful Co was so wonderful to work with and I would recommend her to anyone seeking support for their next step.
Engineer, Technology Industry
I used The Thoughtful Co.'s services to review a contract, and it was the best decision! Not only was Jill accommodating of my timeline, she also provided valuable advice and metrics that helped me in negotiating a signing bonus. She also provided me with a lot of important questions to ask, that I had not considered before. When I finally signed my contract, I was confident that I was getting an amazing opportunity and I fully understood all the terms that I was signing for. I will be using her services again in the future!
Sr. Manager, Technology Industry
Jill is knowledgeable and empathetic. She was invaluable in helping me evaluate offers objectively and negotiate salary and bonus. I would highly recommend!
I highly recommend working with The Thoughtful Co to prepare for any salary discussions. Jill coached me through understanding the unique value I bring to my employer and gave me the tools and language to approach salary negotiations with confidence and ease.
The Thoughtful Co reviewed an offer I had and provided me with a much needed sanity check, particularly on private company stock options. Jill was insightful, knowledgeable, raised the right questions and understands the nuances in programs across various industries. I highly recommend both Jill and The Thoughtful Co!
Sr. Manager, Content Marketing
I reached out to Jill for support negotiating my first compensation offer in the tech field after hearing her speak at a networking event and being really impressed. She was prompt in her responses which I sincerely appreciated, and she encouraged me to ask specific questions to get the answers I needed. She also confirmed that my asks were realistic and explained key areas to look out for when it came to vesting and long-term profit sharing. Connecting with Jill helped me feel confident going into talks with the recruiter, and I'd recommend The Thoughtful Co services to all women wanting to make sure they start their new role off on the best financial foot possible!
Speaking with Jill prior to my annual performance review was extremely helpful. I went into the review with confidence and clarity on what I wanted to communicate and how to do so professionally. I found their knowledge and expertise in how to have ‘tricky’ conversations, enriched by data and benchmarks, incredibly valuable.
To enable recognition, opportunity and influence for women in the workplace through individual and employer coaching.
Thoughtfulness: being intentional and thorough so we can do things right, the first time.
Equity: enabling a diverse and inclusive environment reflective of the communities we operate in.
Trust: providing our clients with honest, research-based, best practice advice to enable them to achieve their goals.
Space: allowing the freedom and flexibility to produce our best work.
Meet the Team
Jillian Climie, Co-Founder (she/her)
Jillian Climie, Co-Founder of The Thoughtful Co, has spent her career advising and leading teams in executive compensation and corporate governance, both as a consultant, and in-house at two global retailers. Most recently at Lululemon, she led the global equity compensation and executive compensation programs. After taking a pause, she realized she wanted more of three things in her professional life: thoroughness, passion and freedom. She Co-Founded The Thoughtful Co so she can leverage her niche and technical experience, coupled with her passion for gender equity, to empower women to get paid what they deserve.
Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder (she/her)
Sophie Warwick, Co-Founder of the Thoughtful Co, specializes in developing in-house gender equity policies and chairing Employee Resource Groups and advocacy groups. She uses her data analysis expertise from her engineering background to define targets and track growth and retention. In 2018, she Co-Founded Women in Consulting Engineering (WCE), a non-profit organization with over 500 members and monthly events to support and empower women in engineering. She co-founded The Thoughtful Co so she could build more gender inclusive workplaces and build representation of women at senior levels in all industries.