UWO Women’s Center
Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
AAUW Salary Negotiation is specifically designed to teach participants how to negotiate salaries, raises, and/or promotions. AAUW has recently made the workshop free and available online. The online workshop helps participants:
- understand the pay gap, including its long-term consequences;
- identify and articulate their personal value;
- conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits; and
- develop persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating.
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 — in 2009, women one year out of college who were working full time were paid, on average, just 82 percent of what their male peers were paid. And those lost potential earnings add up over a lifetime.
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.
If you would like to have someone come in and debrief or facilitate a follow-up conversation with your class or group after people have taken the free online course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Career & Professional Development, and Reeve Union.