It’s time to end the gender pay gap for good. That’s why women.nyc is announcing Ask for More, a new partnership to offer free salary negotiation workshops to all NYC women, held online and in person.
Through our partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), women will learn how to negotiate for higher pay and more comprehensive benefits no matter their job or level of seniority.
Online workshops are available now, and starting in September, these crucial skills will also be taught in person at libraries, universities and nonprofits in every borough.
Sign up for an online or in-person salary negotiation workshop here.
The gender pay gap affects women of all backgrounds, with far-reaching consequences for professional growth and financial security. In New York, the gender pay gap costs women an average of $5,766 per year, according to the National Partnership for Women and Families.
In New York City, women earn about 89 cents on the dollar compared to men. The disparities for women of color are even steeper. Asian-American women in NYC earn 63 cents on the dollar that a white man makes. For African-American women, it’s 55 cents. Latinas earn just 46 cents on the dollar. Our salary workshops equip women of all backgrounds with the tools to research fair pay and advocate for themselves.
“We are unleashing the power of education and training to address the wage gap that denies women economic security, undermines their ability to support their families, seek higher education, and access health care,” said First Lady Chirlane McCray. “This is the kind of program we must invest in, if we want to support women and their financial futures, and New York to continue leading the nation.”
AAUW’s curriculum gives women an arsenal of tools to help women articulate their personal value, earn better pay and benefits and combat gender-based pay disparities. Additionally, women.nyc will be rolling out workshops specifically for Spanish-language speakers and low-income earners.
We know that AAUW workshops have had a profound effect on women’s lives. Past participants have negotiated higher salaries and wages after finishing the program. Here are some anecdotes:
- “The workshop gave me all the strategies and confidence to ask for more, and as a result, more is what I got! I am now making $23,000/year more now than what I was making when I attended the workshop six months ago.”
- “The list of benefits to ask beyond salary were helpful to use in my negotiation. I was able to get approximately $15K worth of additional benefits (professional development, travel benefits, parking subsidy, etc).”
- “When I interviewed for a job I really wanted, I was able to negotiate to $3,000 over the initial offer and what HR told me was the maximum amount budgeted for the position.”
In NYC, community partners hosting the in-person workshops include the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College, Rebecca Minkoff and the Female Founder Collective, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Queens Public Library, the Grace Institute, CUNY Lehman College, CUNY College of Staten Island, New York City College of Technology and the Grace Hopper Program at Fullstack Academy and more.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our workshops this fall!
Salary negotiation workshop photos via AAUW.