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Start Smart, from the American Association of University Women, is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. You’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play. 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. And those lost potential earnings add up over a lifetime.

Learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the pay gap, including its long-term consequences

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 (though it may seem like it’s far away) for retirement.

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.