$tart $mart

$tart $mart teaches college women entering the job market how the gender wage gap affects their lives, confidence, knowledge, and skills required to negotiate their salaries and benefits.

When students leave the three-and-a-half-hour $tart $mart campus workshop, they will have learned

  • How to develop a personal budget based on their target salary
  • How to benchmark salary and benefits
  • How to negotiate for their first salary out of college

According to AAUW research, just one year after graduation, women earn just 82 percent of what their male counterparts earn, and that gender wage gap widens over the next 10 years.

More than 225 campuses throughout the United States have hosted $tart $mart workshops. Before a workshop, only 25 percent of attendees say they are confident that they could negotiate a salary and benefits package. That figure skyrockets to 91 percent upon completion of the workshop.

AAUW Reno conducts at least one $tart $mart workshop per semester at UNR.  Check back for the schedule.