Negotiations for Girls
This is an afternoon workshop for girls in grades 3-6. It is a negotiation skills workshop developed by world-renowned experts at Carnegie Mellon. The program will be taught by Colorado College students who are currently studying negotiation, and their professor, Christina Rader, who holds a PhD in Business Administration from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, which was recently ranked the #1 business school by Bloomberg Businessweek. Mrs. Saccuman will be sponsoring this class.
Why Do We Need To Teach Girls To Negotiate?
- Despite earning better grades and more graduate degrees, women are consistently paid less than men.
- One major reason for the gender pay gap is that women have not been as likely to negotiate their salaries as men, historically speaking.
- Researchers estimate that not negotiating pay for their first job after high school or college can cost a person $500,000 or more over their career.
- Teaching women to negotiate is one way to help address this issue, and starting at a young age has been identified as a critical step.
- Learning to negotiate can also help girls have better health and safety outcomes as well.
Negotiations for Girls will meet two Thursdays after school: October 5th and 12th, from 4:00-5:30pm, in Mrs. Saccuman's classroom (#250) in the Bighorn Sheep House. Students should plan to attend both sessions. Parents are welcome to observe some or all of the sessions.