AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

This FREE two-hour salary negotiation workshop will empower you to confidently and successfully negotiate your salary and benefits packages. Even more, you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing 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 wage gap, including its long-term consequences

You will also have an opportunity to practice your negotiation.

For questions regarding this initiative, please contact JustAskMA@tre.state.ma.us.

For any questions regarding the workshop, or if you need to contact someone the day of the event, please call Samantha at 617-352-4820.

Check-in will begin 30 minutes before the workshop.

About the Gender Pay Gap:
The data shows that women in Massachusetts are paid just 83 cents on the dollar compared to all men. This ratio is even worse when the earnings of women of color are compared to the earnings of white men: Asian women are paid 84 cents, Native women are paid 64 cents, black women are paid 59 cents, and Latinas are paid 51 cents.

Nationally, the average wage gap is 80 cents on the dollar, so women in Massachusetts fare slightly better, but this is not good enough. The wage gap is also further exacerbated by other facets of identity, like age, education, motherhood, sexual orientation, gender identity, occupational segregation, and disability.

A quick introduction to the MA Equal Pay Act:
August 2016 marked the signing of historic equal pay legislation, giving Massachusetts one of the most expansive pay equity laws in the country. As of July 2018, employers in Massachusetts are no longer allowed to ask employees about salary history, the first ban of its kind in the United States. The new law simultaneously promotes salary transparency, incentivizes internal audits for wage gaps, and requires equal pay for comparable work. The legislation passed in Massachusetts, which has been in the pipeline for almost 20 years, has become a model nationwide.

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Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm