Kalispell Start Smart Workshop

Thursday, 14 November 2019 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM MST

777 Grandview Drive, Arts and Technology Building, Kalispell, Montana, 59901, United States

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Thursday, 14 November 2019 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM MST

Flathead Valley Community College, 777 Grandview Drive, Kalispell, Montana, 59901, United States.






Salary Negotiation Workshop


What is the pay gap? 

The difference between what an average woman working full-time is paid compared to the average man. American women earn only 80 percent of their male counterparts, a pay gap of 20 percent. Black and Hispanic women earn even less. Even just one year out of college, women are paid 18 percent less than men.


Why does it matter?

The pay gap has lifelong financial effects that grow over time, from the ability to pay for education and childcare to saving for retirement, impacting women in nearly every profession.  Over the course of her working life, a woman will earn roughly $1 million less than a man.


Why is Smart Start the answer?

While the pay gap results from many factors — including discrimination — gender differences in salary negotiation play a role. Men are four times more likely to negotiate their starting salary, and negotiations on average result in higher pay. Learning to confidently negotiate your salary will help ensure you earn the pay and benefits you deserve.


How it works

 At one of our free, two-hour salary negotiation workshops, you will learn:

  • 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
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences on your career


Workshop Details

Date: Thursday, November 14, 2019

Time: 2:00 - 3:50 PM

Location: FVCC, 777 Grandview Drive

Building and Room: Arts and Technology Building, Room 144 

Details: AAUW Start Smart is designed for college students who are approaching the job market and focuses on helping you negotiate a salary and benefits package for a new job.  All ages are welcome.  The workshop is free and open to the public (pre-registration is required).



Cancellation policy

If circumstances occur requiring your cancellation, please contact AAUW-MT at startsmartmt@gmail.com

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Brought to you by AAUW-MT with funding from a grant by the Women's Foundation of Montana

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