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.

Santa Clara, CA Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Santa Clara University
Rocklin, CA Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Sierra College*
Santa Rose, CA Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Santa Rosa Junior College*
Long Beach, CA Thursday, April 27, 2017 California State University, Long Beach*
San Diego, CA Thursday, April 27, 2017 University of San Diego*
San Marcos, CA Monday, May 01, 2017 California State University, San Marcos*
La Palma, CA Wednesday, May 10, 2017 University of Phoenix Southern California*
San Francisco, CA Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. PT
Cristo Rey High School
3625 24th Street
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Des Moines, IA Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Grand View University*
Urbana, IL Thursday, April 20, 2017 University of Illinois*
Valparaiso, IN Monday, April 17, 2017 Valparaiso University*
College Park, MD Tuesday, April 25, 2017 University of Maryland*
Howard County, MD Wednesday, May 03, 2017 Howard Community College*
Kalispell, MT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Flathead Valley Community College*
Helena, MT Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Helena College University of Montana*
Billings, MT Saturday, April 22, 2017 Montana State University Billings*
Asheville, NC Wednesday, April 19, 2017 University of North Carolina, Asheville
Stony Brook, NY Friday, April 21, 2017 SUNY Stony Brook University*
Stony Brook, NY Monday, April 24, 2017 SUNY Stony Brook University*
New York, NY Wednesday, November 8, 2017
4–6 p.m. ET
New York Institute of Technology
1855 Broadway
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Sponsored by luna
Portland, OR Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Portland State University*
Portland, OR Monday, May 22, 2017 Portland State University*
Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Temple University*
State College, PA Wednesday, May 24, 2017 PennAce Annual Conference
College Station, TX Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Texas A&M University *
College Station, TX Friday, June 02, 2017 Texas A&M University*
College Station, TX Saturday, June 24, 2017 Texas A&M University *
Walla Walla, WA Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Whitman College*
Eau Claire, WI Thursday, April 27, 2017 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire*
Eau Claire, WI Thursday, May 04, 2017 University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire*

* 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.