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Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

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Updated 8/28/19

Whether you are negotiating for a new job or an earned raise or promotion, in every workshop you will gain the confidence to:

- Identify and articulate your personal value
- Develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies
- Conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

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. Women who work full time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.

People 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 for retirement.

This workshop is a collaborative initiative between AAUW, DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, and the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy to teach 15,000 people by 2022 to negotiate their salaries and benefit packages with confidence. The initiative also aims to help close the gender pay gap in the District of Columbia.

If you would like to request disability-related accommodations or accessibility information, please contact Samantha Mitchell at

Questions? Contact the Career Center at 202-885-1804 or at

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