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KU Offers Salary Negotiation Seminar for Women

February 6, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - An interactive workshop to teach women salary negotiation techniques will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, March 13 at KU's Viewpoints Room, South Dining Hall. The free presentation, co-sponsored by the Career Development Center (CDC) and Women's Center, is open to KU juniors, seniors and graduate students. Light dinner and dessert will be provided.

The $tart $mart workshop, designed to give college women the confidence and skills they need to close the gender wage gap and navigate the business world, will be delivered by Annie Houle, national director of the Women Aim to Get Even (WAGE) Project.

"It's important for women to be aware that they must negotiate to earn fair pay," said Linda Friscia-Oppé, client and program specialist with the CDC. "On average, women only earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. This workshop will help spread awareness of the gender wage gap and provide students with the strategies they need to advocate for the salary they deserve."

Friscia-Oppé and Kerri Gardi, director of the CDC, are members of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's Women's Consortium, and have received specialized training to lead $tart $mart workshops.

To register for this workshop, please visit, log in to the KU Career Network and choose 'View Workshops' under the shortcuts menu.