Start Smart & Work Smart


Start Smart and Work Smart = You and Salary Negotiation

Learn to successfully advocate and negotiate for yourself — and help close the pay gap for women everywhere.

  AAUW Work Smart Online Will Help You

  • Determine your personal value.
  • Set your target salary and benefits.
  • Create your strategy to make your pitch.
  • Practice, practice, practice.

Why Start Smart & Work Smart?

Learn how to research your target salary, highlight your accomplishments and find the right words — and the confidence — to negotiate for better benefits and pay.

Sign up for a facilitator-guided virtual Start Smart workshops through our partnership with the University of Arizona Graduate Resource Center or use our Work Smart Online e-learning tool, which takes less than two hours to complete and can be done at your own pace — both programs are FREE!

Link to the AAUW Work Smart Online Course:









Earning more can make the different for paying off loans, supporting yourself and your family, buying what you want and need, and saving for the future.
• One year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men.
• Women who work full time take home about 83 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid.
• Over a lifetime, the gender pay gap grows and lost potential earnings add up.