Start Smart

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.

AAUW leads the charge to close the gender pay gap with a multipronged approach to a complex problem. Start Smart is grounded in the latest research and offer best practices for navigating the complexities of job offers.

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 benefit
  • About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences

Who can 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!