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
MassachusettsBostonSep 13, 20186:30–8:30 PMGeneral Assembly Boston
125 Summer Street
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonSep 6, 20186:30–8:30 PMJohn A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room G-9
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonOct 10, 20186:30–8:30 PMJohn A. Wilson Building
1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room G-9
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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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FloridaTampaAug 17, 2018ICMA Women's Leadership ConferenceClosed workshop;
not open to the public.
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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MassachusettsPittsfieldOct 25, 20186:00–8:00 PMBerkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Room G12
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MassachusettsHolyokeOct 23, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMHolyoke Community College- Picknelly Adult and Family Education Center
206 Maple Street, Room 300
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MassachusettsLowellOct 16, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMMiddlesex Community College – Lowell Campus
33 Kearney Square, Assembly Room
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MassachusettsHolyokeOct 3, 20186:00–8:00 PMHolyoke Community College
303 Homestead Avenue, Kittredge Center
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MassachusettsWellesleySep 25, 20181:30–3:30 PMMassBay Community College – Wellesley Hills Campus
50 Oakland Street, Atrium at the Library
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MassachusettsPittsfieldSep 24, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMBerkshire Community College
1350 West Street, Room G12
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MassachusettsFall RiverSep 20, 20186:30–8:30 PMBristol Community College – Fall River Campus
777 Elsbree Street
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MassachusettsGreenfieldSep 20, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMGreenfield Community College
1 College Drive, President’s Conference Room, Main Building
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MassachusettsLawrenceSep 12, 201811:30 AM–1:30 PMNorthern Essex Community College – Lawrence Campus
414 Common Street, Room LC 302
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ArizonaTempeSep 11, 20185:30–8:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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ArizonaTempeSep 29, 20189:30 AM–12:00 PMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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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
CaliforniaLong BeachAug 22, 20186:30–8:30 PMYMCA of Greater Long Beach
3605 Long Beach Blvd., Suite 210
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ArizonaTempeAug 25, 20189:30–12:00 AMTempe Public Library
3500 S Rural Rd, TLC Classroom
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MassachusettsBostonAug 16, 20186:30–8:30 PMGeneral Assembly Boston
125 Summer Street
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MassachusettsBostonSep 26, 20185:00–7:00 PMJVS CareerSolution
75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor
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MassachusettsBostonSep 19, 20186:00–8:30 PMWorkbar Back Bay
399 Boylston Street
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MassachusettsBostonSep 8, 201810:00 AM–12:00 PMBoston Public Library- Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (Copley)
700 Boylston Street, The Exchange
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MassachusettsBostonAug 22, 20185:00–7:00 PMJVS CareerSolution
75 Federal Street, 3rd Floor
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MassachusettsBostonAug 21, 20186:00–8:00 PMBoston Public Library- Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (Copley)
700 Boylston Street, The Exchange
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MassachusettsBostonSep 18, 20185:30–8:00 PMWeWork South Station
745 Atlantic Avenue
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District of ColumbiaWashingtonAug 28, 20186:30–8:30 PMUDC Student Center
4200 Connecticut Avenue NW
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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.