Free Workshop Series: Raising Awareness and Empowering Women through Pay Equity

The Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW), in partnership with the Ontario Pay Equity Office, is offering a series of FREE pay equity virtual workshops dedicated to equipping young women with the tools to thrive in the workforce.  With a foreword by Ontario Pay Equity Commissioner, Kadie Ward, the series seeks to break down misconceptions about the gender pay gap and pay equity in Canada and offer practical tools to help diverse women bolster their professional toolkit. With a focus on salary negotiation, and advocating for pay equity, we are equipping the leaders of tomorrow with the tools to address the gender wage gap today!

The three workshops include:

A pay equity ‘hands on’ salary negotiation workshop, geared toward graduating university/college students and young professionals. With an introduction to the gender wage gap, this workshop targets the four stages of salary negotiation and includes informative tips such as how to format an eye-catching resume, how to conduct market research to benchmark yourself, and how to be a persuasive negotiator.

A pay equity advocacy campaign workshop,  designed to offer participants insight into how to raise public awareness about the pay gaps in Canada, how to mount a campaign and tips and tricks for becoming a pay equity leader in the community. With insight from members of the New Brunswick Coalition for Pay Equity, participants will hear directly from experienced pay equity advocates.

A ‘train the trainers’ workshop, designed to give participants the tools to facilitate the salary negotiation workshop for future utilization. This workshop is ideal for organizations, student associations and career service departments seeking to share information about pay equity and professional development skills with their network.

Each workshop is approximately 1.5-2 hours (ET) via Zoom. All workshop materials are available in English and French.

To register today, click here.

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