Start Smart/Work Smart

Empower women with the skills and confidence they need to negotiate their salaries by bringing a salary negotiation workshop to your campus, community, or city!

AAUW leads the charge to close the gender pay gap with a multipronged approach to a complex problem. Both AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart’s innovative curricula are grounded in the latest research and offer best practices for navigating the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities.

In every two-hour workshop, participants gain confidence in their negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn:

  • How to identify and articulate their 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

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Designed for college students who are about to enter the job market, AAUW Start Smart teaches women the skills and resources they need to ask for and receive fair pay.

Who might host an AAUW Start Smart workshop?

Student organizations, career centers, women’s centers, academic departments, graduate school programs, and other student-focused organizations.

What is the cost?

At University of Hawaii at Manoa it is FREE. Not at UH Manoa? No problem, contact us today about hosting on your campus!

Created for working women, AAUW Work Smart is designed to help women negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion.

Who might host an AAUW Work Smart workshop?

City and state governments, local professional or community organizations, AAUW branches, Younger Women’s Task Force (YWTF) chapters, YWCAs, alumni associations, and company employee resource groups.

What is the cost?

FREE: AAUW Honolulu and the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women have partnered together to bring AAUW Work Smart workshops to the community at no charge!

Click here to contact us and host a workshop today!