2020 Equal Pay Day

March 31, 2020 is Equal Pay Day. That means women have to work all of 2019 and until March 31 in 2020 to catch up with what men earned in 2019 alone. Regardless of their occupation, level of education, or years of experience, women are still paid less than men. 


In an effort to bring attention to this problem and help close the gender pay gap, Lean In Michigan is hosting a Salary Negotiation Workshop.


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop program is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In the two-hour workshop you’ll gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-play and learn

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value

  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies, including how to get a raise or promotion

  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

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


Why is negotiation so important? AAUW’s research on the gender pay gap shows that, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.


Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages. By negotiating fair and equitable salaries, you’ll be better able to pay off loans, buy the things you want and need, and even save for retirement.

March 31: Salary Negotiation Workshop in Grand Rapids

CANCELLED - In light of the public health crisis posed by the spread of COVID-19 and in the interest of the well-being and safety of all, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the March 31 Salary Negotiation Workshop.

As an alternative to the live session, we encourage you to take advantage of the free online Salary Negotiation Training by AAUW, available at https://salary.aauw.org/

Lean In Michigan thanks you for your flexibility and understanding, and your continued support of our programs. Please let us know if you have any questions. info@leaninmichigan.org

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