Learn to negotiate your financial future through an AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop!
Whether you are negotiating for a new job or an earned raise or promotion, in every workshop you will gain confidence to:
- Identify and articulate your personal value
- Develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies
- Conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.
Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement.
A Collaborative Initiative
AAUW and the City of Tempe launched a large-scale grassroots initiative to teach and empower 8,000 women by 2021 to negotiate their salaries and benefit packages with confidence. The initiative also aims to help close the gender pay gap in Tempe.
In 2017, median earnings in Arizona’s 9th Congressional District, which includes Tempe, were $48,219 for men compared to $41,526 for women — an earnings ratio of 86 percent. And for many women, the pay gap is wider.