The Women and Gender Resource Center offers Start Smart Pay Negotiation Workshops several times each year, in partnership with The Career Center and AAUW. Start Smart workshops are specifically designed for college students about to enter the job market. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, you are prepared to

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early,
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential,
  • Articulate your value,
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style,
  • Sharpen your budgeting skills.

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.

For more information, e-mail Paige Miller or call our office at (205) 348-5040.