Wage Project to Help Female Students Develop Negotiation Skills

Wage Project to Help Female Students Develop Negotiation Skills

February 16, 2011

The Wage Project, an organization founded to assist women in wage negotiation, will hold a special program for Lasell junior and senior female students to help prepare them for the job market on February 23rd from 6 - 9 p.m. in Wolfe academic building, Room 101.

Sponsored by The Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life, Career Services and the Campus Activities Board (CAB) the workshop will help female students learn to negotiate for fair wages when applying for jobs. This event is based on the book "Getting Even" by Evelyn Murphy, former 1986 Lt. Governor who is the recipient of 11 honorary degrees and over 100 national, state and local awards.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for female students who are about to enter the world to make sure that they are treated fairly. In her book, ‘Getting Even', Evelyn Murphy explains why, over her lifetime, a woman is likely to earn between $700,000 and $2 million less than a man, simply because she is female. This workshop helps young women make sure this does not happen to them," said Tessa LeRoux, Director of the Donahue Institute.

Space is limited. Interested students should please RSVP by February 16th to Anne Mullaney at amullaney@lasell.edu.