Speaker: Natasha Lopez-Rodriguez, YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix
AAUW (American Association of University Women) Work Smart is designed to help you negotiate for a new job, raise, or promotion. In this workshop you will gain confidence in your negotiation style through facilitated discussion and role-playing 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 their male counterparts. Women who work full-time take home 80 cents for every dollar a full-time male worker is paid. And over a lifetime, those lost potential earnings add up.
Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefit 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.
Skills taught in this workshop are applicable to everyone, so both men and women are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free to registered MRS Spring Meeting attendees, but space is limited and advance registration is required.
About Natasha Lopez-Rodriguez
Natasha Lopez-Rodriguez is the Financial Education Program Director for the YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix. She has a wealth of knowledge in the nonprofit sector. She has nine years of higher education experience within student affairs, registration, admissions, financial aid and recruitment. She educates the community about financial education at local nonprofit organizations, community centers, trade and vocational schools, churches and group homes teaching practical financial habits. Lopez-Rodriguez is currently participating with the Hispanic Leadership Institute Class of 2018. She currently holds a MBA degree with the Keller School of Management and a BA degree in communications from Arizona State University.