Let’s face it…there’s a big gap when it comes to earning potential, and sometimes it’s hard to gain the confidence you need for negotiation.

A woman working full time in Florida is typically paid 87 cents for every dollar paid to a man, which equals a yearly difference of $5,474, according to the National Partnership for Women & Families. The report also states that the median pay for Florida women who works full time, year round is $36,112 a year, compared to the median pay for a Florida man who works full time is $41,586.

Why is negotiation so important? According to the American Association of University Women’s research, one year out of college, women are already paid significantly less than men. Women who negotiate increase their potential to earn higher salaries and better benefits packages.

The Women’s Resource Center is here to help you take the appropriate action steps for the change we, and you, deserve.

On Saturday, March 30 from 9:30am-1pm, WRC will be hosting a Pay Equity workshop at the Ringling College Library. We will be teaming up with Cross College Alliance, Ringling College of Art + Design, The Ringling, New College of Florida, State College of Florida, University of South Florida, and AAUW Start Smart and Work Smart.

AAUW will help you learn:

  • How to identify and articulate your personal value
  • How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other strategies to use when negotiating
  • How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits
  • About the pay gap, including its long-term consequences

WRC believes in equality.

WRC believes in self-worth.

WRC believes in you.