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 men. 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
NevadaCarson CityNov 10, 201810:00 AM–12:30 PMAAUW Capital (NV) BranchClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
ConnecticutHamdenOct 20, 20189:00–11:00 AMQuinnipiac University* Tri DeltaClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
CaliforniaSan FranciscoDec 13, 20186:00–8:00 PMGoogle Community Space
188 The Embarcadero (Entrance on Stuart Street)
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MassachusettsBostonDec 13, 20185:30–8:00 PMKirstein Business Library & Innovation Center
700 Boylston Street, The Exchange
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MassachusettsSomervilleNov 8, 20186:30–8:30 PMCulinary Arts Bistro at Somerville High School
81 Highland Avenue
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New YorkElmsfordNov 3, 201810:30 AM–12:30 PMWestchester Women's Agenda
Greenburgh Public Library 300 Tarrytown Rd.
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ColoradoBoulderOct 30, 20189:00–11:00 AMUniversity Corporation of Atmospheric ResearchClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
ArizonaTempeNov 17, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeNov 6, 20186:00–8:30 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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CaliforniaSan FranciscoOct 25, 20185:00–7:00 PMSF Main Library - Latino-Hispanic Community Room
100 Larkin Street
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MassachusettsWellesley HillsOct 23, 20186:00–8:00 PMMassBay Community College – Wellesley Hills Campus
50 Oakland Street, Library Atrium
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MassachusettsLynnDec 6, 201811:00 AM–1:00 PMNorth Shore Community College
300 Broad Street, LE140
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CaliforniaLong BeachDec 8, 20181:30–3:30 PMConservation Corps Building, Marina Park
340 Nieto Ave
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CaliforniaLong BeachNov 8, 20186:30–8:30 PMThe Nonprofit Partnership (TNP)
4900 E Conant St.
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KansasFairwayNov 8, 20186:00–8:00 PMWomen's Business Center
4220 Shawnee Mission Pkwy, #350B
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CaliforniaSan FranciscoNov 8, 20184:00–6:00 PMMorgan Stanley
555 California Street, 35th Floor
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MassachusettsGreat BarringtonOct 17, 20186:00–8:00 PMBerkshire Community College
343 Main Street, South County Center
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MassachusettsBostonNov 28, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Avenue
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MassachusettsBostonNov 29, 20185:30–8:00 PMKirstein Business Library & Innovation Center
700 Boylston Street
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MassachusettsBostonDec 5, 20185:00–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street
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MassachusettsBostonDec 18, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Avenue
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MassachusettsBostonDec 19, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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MassachusettsBostonNov 28, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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MassachusettsAllstonNov 19, 20185:00–7:30 PMBoston Public Library- Honan-Allston Branch
300 N Harvard Street
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MassachusettsBostonNov 14, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street
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MassachusettsBostonNov 8, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork St. James
31 St James Avenue
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MassachusettsBostonNov 5, 20185:00–7:30 PMNortheastern Crossing
1175 Tremont Street
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MassachusettsBostonOct 30, 20185:30–8:00 PMKirstein Business Library & Innovation Center
700 Boylston Street
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ArizonaTempeOct 20, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonOct 23, 20186:30–8:30 PMUniversity of the District of Columbia - Backus Campus
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE, Room 106
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CaliforniaSan FranciscoNov 1, 20185:30–8:00 PMTBDRegister Now »
MassachusettsBostonOct 24, 20185:00–7:00 PMMassHire Downtown Boston Career Center
75 Federal Street
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MassachusettsBostonOct 17, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork Fort Point
51 Melcher Street
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonNov 20, 20186:30–8:30 PMAAUW
1310 L Street NW, 1st Floor
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CaliforniaLong BeachOct 18, 20187:00–9:00 PMJenny Oropeza Community Center
401 Golden Ave.
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PennsylvaniaVillanovaOct 28, 20181:00–3:30 PMVillanova University*Closed workshop;
not open to the public.
New YorkPurchaseOct 30, 20185:30–8:00 PMManhattanville College Women's Leadership InstituteClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
CaliforniaSan FranciscoOct 17, 20184:00–6:00 PMMorgan Stanley
555 California Street, 35th Floor
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonNov 14, 20186:30–8:30 PMJohn A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room G-9
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonDec 11, 20186:30–8:30 PMJohn A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room G-9
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MassachusettsHolyokeNov 29, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMHolyoke Community College- Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center
206 Maple Street, Room 104
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MassachusettsFall RiverNov 27, 20186:30–8:30 PMBristol Community College – Fall River Campus
777 Elsbree Street, Room L101
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MassachusettsLowellNov 14, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMMiddlesex Community College – Lowell Campus
33 Kearney Square, Assembly Room
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MassachusettsBedfordNov 1, 20186:00–8:00 PMMiddlesex Community College – Bedford Campus
591 Springs Road, Galvani Room
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MassachusettsAttleboroOct 30, 20186:30–8:30 PMBristol Community College – Attleboro Campus
11 Field Road, Room AT228
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MassachusettsFall RiverOct 25, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMBristol Community College – Fall River Campus
777 Elsbree Street, Room H209
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MinnesotaFergus FallsOct 25, 201811:00 AM–1:00 PMMinnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way, S404 (Science wing)
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Hosted by AAUW Fergus Falls

Don’t see a workshop in your area? Either host a workshop yourself, recruit an organization to host, or enter your information and we will email you when we announce workshops near you.