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Negotiating Salary as a Woman of Color
Wed, May 17, 2017, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM PDT
Women working full-time in the United States typically are paid just 79% of what white men are paid, a gap of 21% – one that is even wider for women of color.
Women who can negotiate can earn higher salaries and better benefits; and these advantages add up over time.
Learn how to put a fair price on your quality of work and set a benchmark for future salary increases, among other skills, from our co-facilitators for this Power Hour:
Dr. Carmen Gonzalez
Assistant Professor, UW Department of Communication
Dr. Gonzalez has conducted community-based and participatory research over the last 10 years, investigating the communication practices of immigrant and minority populations in the contexts of health promotion and civic engagement. As a new hire at the UW, she'll be able to offer some insider tips on how to negotiate salary as a woman of color in an academic setting.
Director of Communications, SEIU Healthcare
Ms. Ishisaka has 13 years of experience in journalism and publishing. In her current role she is the Director of Communications for organizations that provide training and health benefits to Home Care Aides in Washington state. Between 2008-2010, she was Communications Director for OneAmerica. Until October 2008, Ms. Ishisaka served for the previous eight years as the Editor in Chief of ColorsNW Magazine, a monthly magazine focusing on communities of color in the Northwest. Given the range of her experiences, Ms. Ishisaka will be able to offer key strategies for negotiating salary in non-academic settings.
A close mouth cannot get fed, learn how to get what's yours (including a delicious lunch) at this Power Hour!