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.

State City Date Time Location Register
District of ColumbiaWashingtonMar 28, 20186:00–8:00 PMTrinity Washington UniversityClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
TexasCollege StationMar 27, 20185:30–8:00 PMTexas A&M University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
TexasCollege StationMar 24, 20182:15–4:15 PMTexas A&M University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
OhioOxfordFeb 19, 20185:00–7:00 PMMiami University of Ohio
SPONSORED BY Tri Delta
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Only open to Tri Delta members.
VirginiaBlacksburgMar 20, 2018Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
PennsylvaniaCarlisleMar 4, 20182:00–4:00 PMDickinson College*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
MassachusettsLowellMar 2, 20183:00–5:00 PMUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New JerseyNew BrunswickMar 2, 20183:00–5:00 PMRutgers Douglass Residential College*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
IllinoisUrbanaFeb 22, 20183:00–5:00 PMUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
South CarolinaColumbiaFeb 21, 20185:00–7:00 PMUniversity of South Carolina*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
TexasCollege StationFeb 19, 20185:30–8:00 PMTexas A&M University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New JerseyGlassboroFeb 16, 20182:00–4:00 PMRowan University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
TennesseeMaryvilleMar 29, 20185:00–7:00 PMMaryville College*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
PennsylvaniaMillersvilleMar 8, 2018Millersville UniversityClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
OhioAthensMar 29, 20185:00–7:00 PMOhio University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
MichiganIron MountainMar 28, 20183:00–5:00 PMBay CollegeClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
MarylandColumbiaMar 21, 20181:00–3:00 PMHoward Community College*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New YorkNew YorkMar 16, 20184:00–6:00 PMNew York Institute of Technology*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
AlabamaHuntsvilleMar 15, 20183:00–5:00 PMUniversity of Alabama, Huntsville*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
TennesseeClarksvilleMar 15, 20184:00–6:00 PMAustin Peay State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
MassachusettsQuincyMar 14, 20186:30–8:30 PMEastern Nazarene CollegeClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
New JerseyNewarkMar 7, 20182:00–4:00 PMRutgers Business School - NewarkClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
CaliforniaSan JoseMar 6, 20182:00–4:00 PMEvergreen Valley CollegeClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
LouisianaBaton RougeFeb 28, 20188:30–11:30 AMLouisiana State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New JerseyPiscatawayFeb 28, 201811:00 AM–1:00 PMRutgers Business School - New BrunswickClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaFeb 28, 20186:00–8:00 PMTemple University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
CaliforniaSacramentoFeb 27, 20183:00–5:00 PMCalifornia State University, SacramentoClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
OregonPortlandFeb 23, 201812:00–2:00 PMPortland State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
OregonCorvalisFeb 14, 20184:00–6:00 PMOregon State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New YorkHamiltonMar 24, 20181:30–3:30 PMColgate University
Hamilton, NY
SPONSORED BY Tri Delta
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Only open to Tri Delta members.
ArkansasFayettevilleFeb 22, 20188:45–10:45 AMUniversity of Arkansas*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
PennsylvaniaAllentownFeb 20, 20185:30–7:30 PMCedar Crest CollegeClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
District of ColumbiaWashingtonFeb 17, 201811:00 AM–1:00 PMGeorge Washington UniversityClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
MarylandLaurelFeb 16, 20182:00–4:00 PMCapitol Technology UniversityClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
PennsylvaniaState CollegeFeb 23, 201812:00–2:30 PMPenn State University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
South CarolinaAikenFeb 23, 201810:00 AM–1:00 PMUniversity of South Carolina, AikenClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
OhioAthensFeb 27, 201811:00 AM–1:00 PMOhio University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
North CarolinaGreensboroFeb 28, 20184:00–6:00 PMUniversity of North Carolina, Greensboro*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.

* 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.