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.

CITY, STATE
DATE AND TIME
LOCATION
ADDRESS
REGISTER
Boise, ID Thursday, July 13, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. MT
Library! at Cole & Ustick
Sponsored by luna
7557 W. Ustick Road Register Now »
Boston, MA Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6–8:00 p.m. ET
Harvard Education Portal 224 Western Avenue Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, April 20, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Project Place 1145 Washington Street Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Thursday, April 20, 2017
6–8 p.m. ET
Boston University, Photonics Center — Women in Photonics Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s Street, Room 901 Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Tuesday, April 25, 2017
3–5 p.m. ET
JVS CareerSolutions 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, April 27, 2017
6–8 p.m. ET
Boston Women’s Fund Cambridge Incubation Center (CIC), 50 Milk Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Tuesday, May 2, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
Successful Women in Clean Energy Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Ave, Building #3, Room 103 Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Wednesday, May 3, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
NU Alumni Relations and SheLEADS Northeastern University Alumni Relations, 716 Columbus Avenue, 6th Floor Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Wednesday, May 3, 2017
3–5 p.m. ET
Pearson Pearson, 501 Boylston Street, Suite 900 Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Wednesday, May 3, 2017
8:30–10:30 a.m. ET
State Street 1 Lincoln Street Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Wednesday, May 10, 2017
5:15–7:15 p.m. ET
BMC Health Net Plan Schrafft’s City Center, 529 Main Street, Suite 500 Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Tuesday, May 16, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Workbar Boston 711 Atlantic Avenue Register Now »
Boston, MA Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6–8 p.m. ET
Boston Central Public Library
Sponsored by luna
700 Boylston Street, Commonwealth Salon Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, May 18, 2017
8–10 a.m. ET
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 265 Franklin Street Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Monday, May 22, 2017
8–10 a.m. ET
Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce 265 Franklin Street Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Tuesday, May 23, 2017
6–8:00 p.m. ET
New England Conservatory of Music Pierce Hall, 241 St Botolph Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Wednesday, June 28, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Northeastern Crossing
Sponsored by luna
Northeastern Crossing, 1175 Tremont Street Register Now »
Chicago, IL Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m. CT
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center
Sponsored by luna
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago - YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center, 6600 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Register Now »
Greensboro, NC Monday, June 12, 2017
5:30–8:30 p.m. ET
AAUW Greensboro,
Congregational United Church of Christ
AAUW Greensboro,
Congregational United Church of Christ, 400 W. Radiance Drive
Register Now »
Hartford, CT Tuesday, July 18, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m.
CT Nonprofit Center
Sponsored by luna
75 Charter Oak Avenue Register Now »
Hartford, CT Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m.
CT Nonprofit Center
Sponsored by luna
75 Charter Oak Avenue Register Now »
Long Beach, CA Saturday, May 20, 2017
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. PT
Office of Councilmember Suzie Price Councilwoman Price’s Field Office in the Conservation Corps Building, 340 Nieto Ave Register Now »
Long Beach, CA Tuesday, July 11, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. PT
The LGBTQ Center - Long Beach
Sponsored by luna
2017 E. 4th Street Register Now »
Long Beach, CA Wednesday, August 9, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. PT
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
Sponsored by luna
Learning Center Auditorium, Building 165, 5901 E. 7th Street Register Now »
Open to women veterans only
Los Angeles, CA Saturday, October 7, 2017
10 a.m.–12 p.m. PT
UCLA Anderson School of Management
Sponsored by luna
110 Westwood Plaza Register Now »
Melrose, MA Thursday, May 4, 2017
7–9 p.m. ET
Melrose High School Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Pkwy, Learning Commons Register Now »
Melrose, MA Thursday, May 11, 2017
7–9 p.m. ET
Melrose High School Melrose High School, 360 Lynn Fells Pkwy, Learning Commons Register Now »
Mission Viejo, CA Friday, April 28, 2017 Saddleback College 28000 Marguerite Parkway Closed workshop; not open to the public
Orange, CA Monday, April 17, 2017
4–6 p.m. PT
Chapman University 1 University Drive Closed workshop; not open to the public
Philadelphia, PA Saturday, June 3, 2017
1:30–3:30 p.m. ET
Free Library of Philadelphia
Sponsored by luna
Walnut St. West, 201 S. 40th St Register Now »
Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, August 30, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. ET
Free Library of Philadelphia
Sponsored by luna
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street Register Now »
Philadelphia, PA Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. ET
Free Library of Philadelphia
Sponsored by luna
Parkway Central Library, 1901 Vine Street Register Now »
Philadelphia, PA Wednesday, November 29, 2017
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Free Library of Philadelphia
Sponsored by luna
Philadelphia City Institute, 1905 Locust Street Register Now »
Phoenix, AZ Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. MT
YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
Sponsored by luna
2999 N. 44th Street, #250 Register Now »
Phoenix, AZ Wednesday, August 23, 2017
5–7:30 p.m. MT
Fresh Start Women’s Resource Center
Sponsored by luna
1130 E. McDowell Road Register Now »
Phoenix, AZ Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. MT
Phoenix College
Sponsored by luna
1202 W. Thomas Road Register Now »
Phoenix, AZ Wednesday, November 1, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. MT
Arizona State University - West Campus
Sponsored by luna
4701 W. Thunderbird Road Register Now »
San Francisco, CA Wednesday, May 17, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. PT
Cristo Rey High School
Sponsored by luna
3625 24th Street Registration coming soon
Washington, DC Saturday, April 22, 2017
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ET
Columbia Heights Community Center Columbia Heights Community Center, 1480 Girard Street NW Register Now »
Washington, DC Thursday, May 25, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Shaw Library
Sponsored by luna
Shaw Library, 1630 7th Street NW Register Now »
Washington, DC Wednesday, June 14, 2017
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
UDC — Backus Campus
Sponsored by luna
UDC — Backus Campus, 5171 South Dakota Avenue NE Register Now »
Washington, DC Thursday, September 28, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. ET
John A. Wilson Building
Sponsored by luna
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Register Now »
Washington, DC Tuesday, October 17, 2017
6–8:30 p.m. ET
AAUW
Sponsored by luna
1310 L Street NW, Suite 1000 Register Now »
Tempe, AZ Saturday, April 29, 2017
10 a.m.–2 p.m. MT
Tempe Public Library’s BRIC 3500 S. Rural Road Register Now »
Tempe, AZ Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6–8 p.m. MT
Tempe Public Library’s BRIC 3500 S. Rural Road Register Now »
Tempe, AZ Tuesday, May 30, 2017
6–8 p.m. MT
Tempe Public Library’s BRIC 3500 S. Rural Road Register Now »

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