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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Skills Workshop at BCC

September 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Do you want to get paid what you deserve?
Want to learn how to maximize your income when looking for that next job?

Attend AAUW Work Smart, a FREE, salary negotiation skills workshop co-hosted by the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, the Treasurer’s Office of Economic Empowerment, and the Berkshire Community College Women’s Center. This program provides women with the tools they need to overcome the negative impacts of wage inequality. AAUW’s Work Smart program is designed to empower women with skills to advocate for themselves in the workplace, close their personal pay gaps, and earn their market-value through salary negotiation.

MA Treasurer Deb Goldberg launched the initiative last year as a direct response to the wage gap in Massachusetts, where women make only 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. The Women’s Fund is offering this training opportunity at no charge as part of our Impact Training initiative, but space is limited and advance registration is required.

Check-in begins at 5:00 p.m. in Room G-12 and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.


By the end of this workshop, you will have:
  • Gained confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing
  • Learned how to identify and articulate your personal value
  • Learned how to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • Learned how to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • Learned about the wage gap, including its long-term consequences


About the American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that works to champion equity for women and girls. Since 1881, we have been a catalyst for positive change, from boosting young women’s access to education, to shaping public policy and producing groundbreaking research on gender equity. Today, AAUW is guided by a bold, new vision: to ensure equity for all by focusing on the three critical areas where we can make the biggest difference in the lives of women and girls—education and training, economic security, and leadership.

To that end, AAUW is committed to reaching 10 million women to negotiate fair and equitable salaries and benefits by 2022, and end the gender pay gap by 2030. AAUW is working nationally and locally on enhancing policies and laws, working with employers to improve practices, and training women in effective salary negotiation.


September 18, 2019
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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BCC Field Administration Center
1350 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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