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
Baltimore, MD Wednesday, June 07, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Morgan State University,
Sponsored by luna
4231 Hillen Rd, Turner’s Armory (ROTC Building) Register Now »
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, June 07, 2017,
3:30–5:30 p.m. ET
Nitsch Engineering 2 Center Plaza, Suite 430 Register Now »
Boston, MA Monday, June 12, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
New England Conservatory of Music 241 St Botolph Street, Pierce Hall Register Now »
Boston, MA Tuesday, June 13, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
UMass Boston Integrated Science Complex 100 Morrissey Blvd, First Floor (Room 1400) Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Wednesday, June 14, 2017,
5–7 p.m. ET
JVS CareerSolution 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor Register Now »
Boston, MA Wednesday, June 14, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
District Hall 75 Northern Avenue Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, June 15, 2017,
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Brighton Public Library 40 Academy Hill Road Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, June 15, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
McGraw-Hill Education Labs 281 Summer Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Thursday, June 22, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
Impact Hub Boston 50 Milk Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Monday, June 26, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
Morgan Stanley 125 High Street, 24th Floor Closed workshop; not open to the public
Boston, MA Tuesday, June 27, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
BCYF Roslindale Community Center 6 Cummins Hwy Register Now »
Boston, MA Wednesday, June 28, 2017,
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Northeastern Crossing,
Sponsored by luna
1175 Tremont Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Monday, July 10, 2017,
10 a.m.–12 p.m. ET
JVS CareerSolution 75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor Register Now »
Boston, MA Monday, July 10, 2017,
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
East Boston Public Library 365 Bremen Street Register Now »
Boston, MA Tuesday, July 11, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
Harvard Education Portal 224 Western Avenue Register Now »
Boston, MA Monday, July 17, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
General Assembly 125 Summer Street, 13th Register Now »
Boston, MA Tuesday, July 18, 2017,
12–2 p.m. ET
Northeastern Crossing 1175 Tremont Street Register Now »
Boston, MA

Thursday, July 20, 2017,
6–8:00 p.m. ET

BCYF Tobin Community Center

1481 Tremont Street, 2nd Floor

Register Now »

Boston, MA

Thursday, July 20, 2017, 6–8:00 p.m. ET

Cambridge Incubation Center (CIC)

50 Milk Street, Anchor Room, 1st Floor

Register Now »

Boston, MA

Monday, July 24, 2017, 5:30–7:30 p.m. ET

Hyde Park Public Library

35 Harvard Avenue, Menino Hall

Register Now »

Boston, MA Thursday, July 27, 2017,
6–8 p.m. ET
Hatch Fenway Landmark Center, 401 Park Drive, 8th Floor Register Now »
Cambridge, MA Wednesday, July 12, 2017,
3:30–5:30 p.m. ET
Novartis 181 Massachusetts Avenue Closed workshop; not open to the public
Chicago, IL Saturday, July 22, 2017,
9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. CT
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago — YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center,
Sponsored by luna
6600 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Register Now »
Chicago, IL Saturday, September 23, 2017,
9 a.m.–12 p.m. CT
YWCA Metropolitan Chicago — YWCA Laura Parks and Mildred Francis Center,
Sponsored by luna
6600 S. Cottage Grove Avenue Register Now »
Denver, CO

Monday, July 10, 2017, 12:30–2:00 p.m. MT

The Optical Society

 

Closed workshop; not open to the public

Greensboro, NC Monday, June 12, 2017,
5:30–8:30 p.m. ET
AAUW Greensboro — Congregational United Church of Christ 400 W. Radiance Dr. Register Now »
Hartford, CT Tuesday, July 18, 2017,
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Connecticut Nonprofit Center,
Sponsored by luna
75 Charter Oak Ave Register Now »
Hartford, CT Tuesday, November 07, 2017,
5:30–7:30 p.m. ET
Connecticut Nonprofit Center,
Sponsored by luna
75 Charter Oak Ave Register Now »
Herndon, VA Wednesday, June 21, 2017,

8–10:30 a.m. ET

Cisco Systems   Closed workshop; not open to the public
Long Beach, CA Thursday, June 08, 2017,
6–8 p.m. PT
Bixby Park Community Center 130 Cherry Avenue 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 St Register Now »
Long Beach, CA Wednesday, August 09, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. PT
VA Long Beach Healthcare System,
Sponsored by luna
5901 E. 7th Street, Learning Center Auditorium, Building 165 Register Now »
Open to women veterans only.
Los Angeles, CA Saturday, October 07, 2017,
10 a.m.–12 p.m. PT
UCLA Anderson School of Management,
Sponsored by luna
110 Westwood Plaza Register Now »
New York, NY Saturday, June 10, 2017 Fordham University Lincoln Center 113 W 60th Street Closed workshop; not open to the public
Philadelphia, PA Saturday, June 03, 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 01, 2017,
6–8:30 p.m. MT
Arizona State University — West Campus,
Sponsored by luna
4701 W. Thunderbird Road Register Now »
Salt Lake City, UT Wednesday, June 28, 2017,
4–6 p.m. MT
Women’s Leadership Institute,
Sponsored by luna
175 East University Blvd. (400 South), Suite 600 Register Now »
Washington, DC Wednesday, June 14, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
UDC — Backus Campus,
Sponsored by luna
5171 South Dakota Avenue NE Register Now »
Washington, DC Thursday, June 22, 2017,
7–9:30 p.m. ET
Department of Employment Services 4058 Minnesota Avenue NE, Community Room Register Now »
Washington, DC Tuesday, September 19, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW) 545 7th Street SE Register Now »
Washington, DC Thursday, September 28, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
John A. Wilson Building,
Sponsored by luna
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue Register Now »
Washington, DC Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
6:30–8:30 p.m. ET
AAUW,
Sponsored by luna
1310 L Street NW Register Now »

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