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Salary negotiation seminar for women to be held at Livingstone College

Livingstone College

SALISBURY — The Salisbury chapter of the American Association of University Women will host a seminar on salary negotiation for young women seeking employment.

The conference, “Start Smart,” is designed for college women who are about to enter the job market, and organizers aim to close the pay gap.

The conference will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Livingstone College’s Tubman Theatre. The workshop will be facilitated by association member and Livingstone College Professor Da’Tarvia Parrish.

Start Smart aims to empower women with the skills and confidence they need to successfully negotiate salary and benefits, organizers said.

The workshop will use the latest in research and negotiation strategies to help women navigate the complexities of job offers and promotion opportunities. Participants will learn how to determine their market worth based on their skills, experience, performance, qualifications and responsibilities on the job and having the tools and business strategies they need to negotiate for fair pay for the rest of their careers.

The American Association of University Women is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since 1881, association members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic and political. The association advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy and research.

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