Work Smart

Seven women attended the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop in March 2017 to learn how to negotiate for a new job, raise or promotion.  Everyone felt it was extremely likely they would implement the skills learned in the workshop.  Participants learned how:   to value their experiences, skills, and education to create their own brand; locate objective salary data to determine a fair target salary; create a persuasive strategy; deflect salary requests; respond to offers.

Want to be put on the waiting list for the next AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation workshop?  Send an email with your contact information.  While we aren’t sure when we will offer another workshop, we are happy to notify you of the next workshop.

Why Negotiation?

AAUW’s groundbreaking research on the gender pay gap shows that one year out of college, women are already earning significantly less than their male counterparts do. Even after controlling for all major factors normally associated with pay, 7 percent of this gap remains unexplained. Women who negotiate can earn higher salaries and better benefits, and these advantages add up over time. Negotiation ensures that women put a fair price on the quality of their work and sets a benchmark for future salary increases. And with fair and equitable salaries, women have an easier time paying off student loans and saving for retirement — both factors that lead to greater economic security.