“Just Ask!” to be Hosted at Massachusetts Community Colleges through December
BOSTON — Treasurer Goldberg has announced the fall dates and locations of “Just Ask!”, Massachusetts’ first state-wide program to offer salary negotiation workshops. The program, launched in January, provides women with the tools they need to overcome the negative impacts of wage inequality.
These two-hour-long trainings are licensed by the AAUW Work Smart program and empower women to close their personal pay gaps and earn their market-value through salary negotiation. Trained facilitators are scheduled to host Just Ask! at the following locations and dates:
Bristol Community College – Fall River | November 27th
Bristol Community College – Attleboro | October 30th
Holyoke Community College – Holyoke | November 29th
MassBay Community College – Wellesley | October 23rd
Middlesex Community College – Bedford | November 1st
Middlesex Community College – Lowell | November 14th
North Shore Community College – Lynn | December 6th
“We have received tremendously positive feedback from participants, and women are leaving these workshops feeling empowered and confident to negotiate the wage they know they deserve,” said Treasurer Deb Goldberg. “So long as there are women earning a less-than-fair wage, we will continue to offer these necessary programs across Massachusetts.”
Treasurer Goldberg launched the “Just Ask!: Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women” initiative as a direct response to the wage gap in Massachusetts, where women make only 82 cents for every dollar a man makes. These workshops are made possible through a partnership with the Massachusetts Community Colleges, the American Association of University Women, and the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women.
The program will continue to be scheduled throughout the Fall in all regions of Massachusetts. For those interested in attending, please visit http://equalpayma.com/en/agenda.
On day one, Treasurer Goldberg created the Office of Economic Empowerment (OEE), led by a deputy treasurer, with the deliberate goal of implementing a range of economic empowerment initiatives that include closing the gender wage gap, increasing access to financial education, improving college affordability, and investing in STEM careers and education.