AAUW Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. 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 negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion
  • 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. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.

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 for retirement.

AAUW Work Smart has joined forces with LUNA to provide salary negotiation workshops across the country. Learn more about this collaboration.

AAUW also works with many city governments to offer AAUW Work Smart in their communities. You can learn more about these specific initiatives below.

Find a workshop near you in the list below.

State City Date Time Location Register
MassachusettsBostonMar 22, 20185:30–7:30 PMBoston Public Library- Codman Square
690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
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MassachusettsBostonApr 26, 20185:30–7:30 PMBoston Public Library- Codman Square
690 Washington Street Dorchester, MA 02124
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MassachusettsBostonApr 17, 20186:30–8:30 PMWeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Ave. Boston, MA 02111
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MassachusettsBostonApr 18, 20185:00–7:00 PMJVS CareerSolution
75 Federal Street 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02110
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MassachusettsBostonApr 18, 20186:00–8:00 PMRoxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington St Boston, MA 02119
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MassachusettsBostonApr 19, 20185:30–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120
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IllinoisChicagoMar 24, 20182:00–4:30 PMChicago Public Library, Humboldt Park Branch
1605 N. Troy Street
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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IllinoisNapervilleMar 22, 20186:15–9:15 PMNorthern Illinois University, Naperville Conference Center
1120 East Diehl Road, Room 266
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New YorkPurchaseMar 6, 20186:00–8:00 PMManhattanville CollegeClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
MassachusettsBostonApr 10, 20186:30–8:30 PMGeneral Assembly Boston
125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
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MassachusettsBostonApr 16, 20186:00–8:00 PMDistrict Hall
75 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02215
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MassachusettsBostonMar 19, 20186:00–8:00 PMDistrict Hall
75 Northern Ave Boston, MA 02215
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MichiganDetroitMar 14, 20184:00–6:00 PMUniversity of Detroit, Mercy*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
North CarolinaPinehurstMar 14, 20184:00–6:00 PMSandhills Community College
Clement Dining Room, 3395 Airport Road
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GeorgiaAtlantaFeb 22, 20185:00–7:00 PMBuckhead Library
269 Buckhead Ave. NE
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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MassachusettsBostonMar 28, 20186:00–8:00 PMRoxbury Innovation Center
2300 Washington St Boston, MA 02119
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MassachusettsBostonApr 11, 20186:00–8:00 PMWorkbar Back Bay
399 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02116
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VirginiaRichmondFeb 17, 20189:45 AM–12:15 PMJunior League of Richmond
SPONSORED BY LUNA
Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
District of ColumbiaWashingtonMar 27, 20186:30–9:00 PMAAUW
1310 L Street NW, 1st Floor
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonMar 15, 20186:30–9:00 PMAAUW
1310 L Street NW, 1st Floor
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonFeb 27, 20186:30–9:00 PMAAUW
1310 L Street NW, 1st Floor
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North CarolinaAshevilleMar 20, 20188:30 AM–11:30 PMAsheville Area Chamber of Commerce
36 Montford Avenue, Board Room
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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North CarolinaWinston-SalemMar 1, 20181:00–3:00 PMForsyth Technical Community College, Main Campus
SPONSORED BY LUNA
Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
North CarolinaPittsboroFeb 24, 20189:00–11:30 AMCentral Carolina Community College
Bldg 42, Multipurpose Room, Ground Floor, 64 West St
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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MassachusettsBostonMar 7, 20186:30–8:30 PMWeWork 200 Portland
200 Portland Street, Boston, MA 02114
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MassachusettsBostonMar 28, 20186:30–8:30 PMWeWork St. James
31 St James Ave, Boston, MA 02116
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MassachusettsBostonApr 5, 20186:30–8:30 PMWeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street Boston, MA 02210
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MassachusettsBostonMar 12, 20186:30–8:30 PMGeneral Assembly Boston
125 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02110
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MassachusettsBostonMar 14, 20183:00–5:00 PMJVC CareerSolution
75 Federal Street 3rd Floor Boston, MA 02110
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MassachusettsBostonMar 14, 20185:30–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street Boston, MA 02120
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IllinoisChicagoApr 7, 201810:00 AM–12:00 PMChicago Public Library, Edgewater Branch
6000 North Broadway
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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ArizonaTempeApr 11, 20186:00–8:30 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeApr 21, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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MarylandBaltimoreFeb 19, 20186:00–9:30 PMUniversity of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood St.
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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MarylandBaltimoreMar 15, 20186:00–9:30 PMUniversity of Maryland School of Social Work
525 West Redwood St.
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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ArizonaTempeApr 2, 20186:00–8:30 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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MassachusettsBostonFeb 21, 20185:00–7:00 PMJVS CareerSolution
75 Federal Street
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New YorkNew YorkFeb 25, 20182:00–5:00 PMArt Libraries Society of North AmericaClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
MassachusettsBostonFeb 26, 20186:00–8:00 PMWomenade BostonClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
CaliforniaLong BeachMar 10, 20181:30–4:00 PMDistrict 3 Field Office/Conservation Corps Bldg.
340 Nieto Ave.
SPONSORED BY LUNA
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ArizonaTempeMar 24, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeMar 21, 20186:00–8:30 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeMar 5, 20186:00–8:30 PM3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
Tempe Public Library
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ArizonaTempeFeb 24, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeFeb 14, 20186:00–8:30 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonFeb 20, 20186:30–8:30 PMWhite & Case
701 13th Street NW, # 600
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For APABA-DC Members Only
CaliforniaLong BeachApr 10, 20186:30–8:30 PMPort of Long Beach, Training Room
4801 Airport Plaza Drive
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North CarolinaGreensboroApr 18, 20185:30–8:30 PMGreensboro Public Library
219 N Church Street, Nussbaum Room
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Don’t see a workshop in your area? Either host a workshop yourself, or recruit an organization to host.