UNM-LA to Offer Free $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is hosting $tart $mart, an interactive salary negotiation workshop, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Feb. 28, in the Lecture Hall 230 on the UNM-LA campus.

The free workshop is open to all students, particularly women, but anyone interested in sharpening their salary negotiating skills is welcome to attend.

The $tart $mart workshops are a joint project of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the Women Are Getting Even (WAGE) Project. According to the WAGE website, over the course of a her working life, a woman will get paid roughly $1 million less than a man—simply because she is a woman.

The goal of the workshop is to provide benchmarks for salary and benefits, to offer salary negotiation and skill building exercises and to highlight the personal consequences of the gender wage gap. Participants will also learn to develop a personal budget to help determine salary needs.

This local $tart $mart workshop is sponsored by Accelerate, the American Association of University Women and the Beta Zeta Chi chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society.

Early registration is encouraged since seating is limited to 40 participants. Light refreshments will be served. For more detailed information, call 505.662.0332, or visit http://losalamos.unm.edu/community/start-smart.html. Registration is available online.