AAUW Start Smart – AAUW Salary Negotiation Programs

AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. In every two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your 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 pay gap, including its long-term consequences

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 — in 2009, women one year out of college who were working full time were paid, on average, just 82 percent of what their male peers were paid. And those lost potential earnings add up over a lifetime.

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 (though it may seem like it’s far away) for retirement.

AAUW has partnered with
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to offer AAUW Start Smart workshops to their chapter members.
Learn more about this collaboration or contact us to partner with AAUW Start Smart.

Look for a workshop on your campus.

Can’t find it? Email salary@aauw.org and we’ll connect you with the organizer.

* This college or university has a one-year or three-year license and the ability to host an unlimited number of workshops on their campus. Learn more.

Don’t see a workshop in your area? Either host a workshop yourself, or recruit campuses to host.