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Mayor Walsh Kicks-Off Free Salary Negotiation Workshop Blitz in Honor of Equal Pay Day

April 3, 2016

Women's Advancement

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Women’s Advancement

Workshops will train over 350 women.

BOSTON - Friday, April 1, 2016 - On Monday, April 4, 2016, Mayor Martin J. Walsh's Office of Women's Advancement and the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will kick off a blitz of free salary negotiation workshops to train over 350 women in honor of Equal Pay Day on April 12.

The goal of the workshop blitz is to reach the target of 1,000 women trained since the launch of the workshops last fall. The workshops will take place in a variety of locations across Boston. 

"It's time to stop talking about the wage gap and time to start doing something about it," said Mayor Walsh. "I am proud of the work we have done since we launched the workshops last fall, and to honor Equal Pay Day we will provide hundreds more women with the tools they need to close the wage gap." 

In September of 2015, Mayor Walsh kicked off a 5 year partnership with AAUW to train 85,000 women. By June of 2016 the goal was to train 1,000 women. This workshop blitz in honor of Equal Pay Day will attain that goal early.

Those interested in attending a workshop can sign up at  www.aauw.org/work-smart-boston. 

The following workshops will be open to press:  

Monday April 4, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. 
Suffolk University
Sargent Hall Law School
120 Tremont Street
Boston

Thursday April 7, 2016
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
East Boston Public Library
365 Bremen Street
East Boston 

Tuesday April 12, 2016
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Boston University Life Sciences and Engineering Building, Room 103
24 Cummington Mall
Boston 

(please note, some of the curriculum is off the record)