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College of Mount Saint Vincent Hosted Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop


Riverdale, N.Y. – The College of Mount Saint Vincent hosted the Start Smart workshop, benchmarking starting salaries and negotiation, sponsored by the Sociology Department and the Mentors Program at the College of Mount Saint Vincent, the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and The WAGE (Women are Getting Even) Project, on Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. in the President’s Reception Room.

Dr. Kristin Lawler, Assistant Professor of Sociology, introduced Jane Pendergast, President of the AAUW Westchester branch, and the facilitator of the workshop Annie Houle, National Director of Campus and Community Initiatives for WAGE.

Start Smart is a workshop that addresses discrimination in the workplace and overcoming the gender pay gap.  The objective is to help each of the attendees to receive the knowledge to get paid fairly after graduation.

“This is a really big deal,” says Dr. Lawler. “It’s really a wonderful workshop.”

The workshop was supported by a grant from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Campus Outreach program, where branches and members of the AAUW can receive funding to implement a gender equity-focused program at their local college or university.

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About the College of Mount Saint Vincent
The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college. It combines a strong core curriculum with a full array of majors in the liberal arts and selected professional fields of study, including accounting, business administration, education, and nursing. Through its School of Professional and Continuing Studies, the College extends its primary undergraduate mission by offering high quality graduate studies in business, education and nursing and an array of undergraduate and certificate programs serving non-traditional students. Mount Saint Vincent is located on a pastoral campus in New York City, with easy access to all the educational, cultural, and recreational opportunities that the City affords.