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 wage 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 their male counterparts — 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.

Look for a workshop on your campus.

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

City, State
Date and Time
Location
Address
Register
Carlisle, PA Thursday, September 14, 2017,
4:30–6:30 p.m. ET
Dickinson College* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Poughkeepsie, NY Monday, September 25, 2017,
4:30–6:30 p.m. ET
Vassar College* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Denver, CO Wednesday, September 27, 2017,
2:30–4:30 p.m. MT
Metropolitan State University of Denver* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Dayton, OH Wednesday, September 27, 2017,
5–7 p.m. ET
University of Dayton* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Waco, TX Thursday, September 28, 2017 Baylor University Closed workshop; not open to the public
Indiana, PA Saturday, October 07, 2017,
10 a.m.–1 p.m. ET
Indiana University of Pennsylvania* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Athens, GA Thursday, October 12, 2017,
4–6 p.m. ET
University of Georgia* Closed workshop; not open to the public
Dayton, OH Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
5–7 p.m. ET
University of Dayton* Closed workshop; not open to the public
New York, NY Wednesday, November 08, 2017,
4–6 p.m. ET
New York Institute of Technology,
Sponsored by Luna
1855 Broadway Register Now »

* This college or university has a 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.