Student services & organizations

Abby’s House to hold salary negotiation workshop

Abbys House logoAbby’s House and the Service Learning and Career Development Office at Western Oregon University, will hold a $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop on May 31 from 3 to 6 p.m. The free workshop will take place in the Werner University Center’s (WUC) Willamette Room. Registration forms are available at Abby’s House, which is located in room 108 of WUC.

The workshop is provided by the American Association for University Women (AAUW) and the Women Are Getting Even (WAGE) Project. WAGE is an organization dedicated to ending discrimination against women by addressing in the wage gap between men and women in the workforce. Currently, on average women are earning 77 cents to every $1 men earn. $tart $mart workshops were developed to empower college women who are approaching the job market with tools to negotiate salaries and benefits. The workshop is designed for college women at the junior and senior level. The workshop will explain the consequences of the gender-based wage gap, teach personal budgeting, explain compensation benchmarking, and teach skills for negotiating salary and benefits. The workshop is free, but students must fill out a registration form at Abby’s House by May 24 in order to participate. This event was made possible through an ASWOU Senate grant.

Abby’s House is a resource and referral center available to persons of any gender. They offer resources and referrals for a large variety of issues including, depression, stress, sexual assault, stalking, eating disorders, as well as other issues. Abby’s House also hosts educational programs.

Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, Abby’s House director
503-838-8219 or

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