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State to offer free salary negotiation workshops for women

In 2019, women in Pennsylvania are earning 80 cents on the dollar compared to men. The Pennsylvania Commission for Women wants to change that.

This fall, the Commission, a state-run volunteer organization that advises Gov. Tom Wolf on matters important to women, will host a series of salary negotiation workshops for women. The workshops will be offered at no cost through a partnership with the American Association of University Women, a national advocacy organization that promotes gender equality.

These educational workshops will be held at locations in Harrisburg, York, Wilkes Barre, Scranton, Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, beginning on Sept. 24 at Widener Law Commonwealth in Harrisburg.

“…There are far too many employers who refuse to even acknowledge the gender pay gap, much less work to eliminate it,” Wolf said. “Women deserve equal pay for equal work, and I commend the Commission for Women for providing this tangible service to professional women throughout the commonwealth as we work in Harrisburg to find sustainable solutions.”

Randi Teplitz, chair of the commission, said equal pay for women benefits all Pennsylvanians, regardless of gender, by making a financial impact on families, communities and the broader economy.

“These workshops will give women the essential tools they need to empower themselves in the workplace,” she said, “especially as they advocate for promotions, pay raises and better benefits.”

More information on the workshops can be found here-https://salary.aauw.org/pa/.

 

 

Dawn Ouellette Nixon
Dawn Ouellette Nixon is a career journalist who believes that good journalism can change the world. As the health care reporter, she covers everything from small town medicine to big pharma. You can also find her chasing a good business story in Berks County. She can be reached at dnixon@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, extension 4118.

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