Empower women with the skills and confidence they need to negotiate their salaries by bringing a salary negotiation workshop to your campus, community, or city!

AAUW leads the charge to close the gender pay gap with a multipronged approach to a complex problem. Both AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart’s innovative curricula are grounded in the latest research and offer best practices for navigating the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities.

In every two-hour workshop, participants gain confidence in their negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn

  • How to identify and articulate their personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Designed for college students who are about to enter the job market, AAUW Start Smart teaches women the skills and resources they need to ask for and receive fair pay.

Who might host an AAUW Start Smart workshop?

Student organizations, career centers, women’s centers, academic departments, graduate school programs, and other student-focused organizations.

Cost to Host

First-time single workshop
$650/$550*

Subsequent single workshop
$350/$300*

Three-year license (for unlimited workshops and included facilitator training)
$1,750/$1,500*

*AAUW college/university member institution discount

Interested in growing beyond your campus? Start a multiple-campus initiative within your college or university system! E-mail salary@aauw.org for more information.

Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is designed to help women negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion.

Who might host an AAUW Work Smart workshop?

City and state governments, local professional or community organizations, AAUW branches, Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) chapters, YWCAs, alumni associations, and company employee resource groups.

See how some cities are implementing AAUW Work Smart in their communities.

Cost to Host

First-time single workshop
$1,000/$850*

Subsequent single workshop
$850/$750*

*AAUW branch and YWTF chapter discount

Interested in starting a community, city, or state initiative? When you purchase five or more workshops, AAUW discounts the workshop price and provides additional support and technical assistance. E-mail salary@aauw.org to get started.

Take a look at our existing AAUW Work Smart community and city initiatives.

Not affiliated with a campus or organization that can host? We can help you ask someone in your community to host a workshop.

Ready to host? Among other responsibilities, host organizations execute a contract with AAUW, secure the venue, and market the workshop. Fill out our form below to start the process.

Host a Salary Negotiation Workshop