Session 1 Descriptions
Session 1A Pay Gap/Salary Negotiation with City of Boston Office of Women’s Advancement
AAUW Work Smart is a salary negotiation program designed to give women the skills and confidence to advocate for themselves in the workplace. Participants learn how to research competitive salaries, articulate their skills, qualifications and experience, and ask for—and get—the pay they deserve. In partnership with the City of Boston, the Work Smart program has already trained more than 100,000 women, and nearly all participants report increased knowledge, skills, and confidence in negotiating. A study of the AAUW Work Smart in Boston program’s first year found nearly half of workshop participants successfully negotiated a competitive starting salary or pay raise following their training.
Session 1B Women in STEM Panel
Have you ever dreamed of working in technology, but thought you weren’t qualified because you don’t have a STEM background? Come find out how three alumnae from Google, iCAD and Microsoft navigated careers in technology.
Come hear from Karen Greenleaf, Head of Project Management at Google, Stacey Stevens, President of medical device maker iCAD, and Danielle Volman, Global Business Program Manager at Microsoft about their journey in the STEM world.
Session 1C Healing Around Social Injustice with Tiffany Enos
Social justice work often engages frameworks and practices on how to dismantle oppressive structures that are central to how we can progress as people, organizations, and societies. However, oppression can take on many forms, one of which is on the individual or internalized level. In this session, we will engage a framework of oppression to begin a conversation about what happens beyond advocating for others. How do we deal with the residual impact of oppressive systems, even if they’ve been changed? How have we internalized messages of inferiority through our own marginalized experiences? Can we achieve collective liberation without first finding personal liberation? Join us for an interactive workshop focused on healing, reflecting, and prioritizing self in a conversation that often becomes about others.