UAH Office of Career Services, AAUW to host $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop


The University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) Office of Career Services, in partnership with The American Association of University Women (AAUW) are co-sponsoring a $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop on Thursday, June 15.

The four-hour workshop, from 8:30 a.m., to 12:30 p.m., in the UAH Student Services Building room 201, is free and open to all women faculty, staff, students and alumni. To register, please log into Charger Path to RSVP attendance. Faculty and staff please send an e-mail to Career Services ( to RSVP your attendance.

"The UAH/AAUW workshop will teach women how to determine what employers are paying for jobs after graduation and how to negotiate for equitable wages," said Candace Phillips, UAH Senior Career Counselor. "In the past, men have attended the workshop, too. $tart$mart is a genuine 'workshop'. Participants get the nuts-and-bolts, real world information including salary resources. And, at the end of the session, they get an opportunity to apply what they learn in a highly engaging role-playing exercise. We are proud to offer this workshop; our goal is to educate our staff, students and alumni, so that they may be an integral part of the change."

While research and statistics show more women than men go on to earn undergraduate and graduate academic degrees, females still earn less than men. According to a recent study published by the Economic Policy Institute women make less than men straight out of college, and the gap is getting worse, not better. The study says female graduates make $17.88 an hour on average, while male counterparts earn $20.87.

"Women are viewed differently than their male counterparts when they negotiate their salaries or ask for promotions; many times in a negative way," said Phillips. "It's undeniable that we, as a society, have made huge strides in the past 60 years towards pay equity, but we still have a long way to go. We want to help women to effectively navigate these situations and to bridge the wage gap. Awareness is critical."

The UAH/AAUW $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop will be offered in the fall and spring semesters, with the potential for an additional seminar in the summer. For specific information, please contact Candace Phillips at

AAUW is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.


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