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

Boston SealIn 2015, AAUW, Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh, and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement launched a large-scale grassroots initiative to teach and empower 85,000 women by 2021 to confidently and successfully negotiate for salary and benefits packages and help close the gender pay gap in Boston.

In the city of Boston, the median earnings of all women working part time or full time are 81 percent of what working men are paid (based on the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data). Men working full time in Boston are almost twice as likely as women working full time to earn $100,000 or more per year.

Find a Boston workshop in the list below.

City Date Time Location Register
SomervilleNov 8, 20186:30–8:30 PMCulinary Arts Bistro at Somerville High School
81 Highland Avenue
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BostonNov 29, 20185:30–8:00 PMKirstein Business Library & Innovation Center
700 Boylston Street
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BostonDec 5, 20185:00–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street
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BostonDec 18, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Avenue
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BostonDec 19, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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BostonNov 28, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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AllstonNov 19, 20185:00–7:30 PMBoston Public Library- Honan-Allston Branch
300 N Harvard Street
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BostonNov 14, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street
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BostonNov 8, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork St. James
31 St James Avenue
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BostonNov 5, 20185:00–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street
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BostonOct 30, 20185:30–8:00 PMKirstein Business Library & Innovation Center
700 Boylston Street
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BostonOct 24, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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BostonOct 17, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street
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Let me know when new Boston workshops are added.