UWO Women’s Center
Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Hours for the week of 11/20/23:
Fall 2023 Hours:
What can the Women’s Center do for you?
Don’t cancel your class or meeting. Contact us instead!
Women’s Center staff can offer a variety of alternatives to canceling your class, including our Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop or a film/discussion associated with the Women’s Center’s mission. Additionally, our director is available for speaking on her global research about gender and sport. Lastly, in collaboration with the Bystander Intervention Committee, we can also offer a one-hour workshop on bystander intervention.
Presentation on the Women’s Center for your class
Women’s Center staff is here to talk to your students about the many opportunities for engagement with the Women’s Center. From our events, to our tea cabinet, we are here to support students interested in gender equity. We’ll talk to your students about how the Women’s Center will serve them through their time at UW Oshkosh – as well as when they are alumni.
If you are interested in having the Women’s Center staff personalize learning outcomes and/or create activities (e.g., discussion questions, writing prompts) for your class based on any of our events, send us an email and we would be happy to work with you.
Whenever we can, we record our Global Google Hangouts and Panels on Popular Culture and post them on our website. Feel free to use these videos in your classes. Just let your students know where you got them!
AAUW Start Smart is specifically designed to teach you how to negotiate salaries for a new job. 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 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
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.
Co-sponsored by the Women’s Center, Reeve Union and Career and Professional Development at UW Oshkosh.
Contact the Women’s Center to request a Start Smart Salary Negotiation workshop for your organization or class.