Recap of Fall 2016 Events

Closing the Pay Gap and Beyond – Elise Gould, Economic Policy Institute.

September 21.

On Wednesday, September 21, Villanova faculty, students, and friends met in the Idea Accelerator in Falvey Library to listen to Dr. Gould discuss her work on closing the gender pay gap and participate in conversations about the recent Women's Economic Agenda: Creating an Economy That Works for Everyone. A total of about 75 attendees came to the event and participated in lively discussions throughout the evening.

Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops.

September 27 and October 23.  

VWPN held two Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshops this fall at Villanova on Tuesday, September 27 and Sunday, October 23. The workshops were co-sponsored with VU Alumni Association, HRD, and MPA. Villanova staff, students and alumni attended the workshops to gain knowledge of the gender wage gap and receive training on the steps of salary negotiation, applicable to any industry or situation. Participants learned valuable strategies and techniques when negotiating salary and benefits packages. Role-play exercises enables participates to practice their negotiation skills and build confidence.

The workshops were facilitated by Katina Sawyer, Assistant Professor of Psychology, and Cheryl Carleton, Assistant Professor of Economics, VSB and Director of the Villanova Women’s Professional Network.

Fall Speaker Series – Nicole McCabe, Global Head of Gender Equality for SAP.

November 3.

On Thursday, November 3, VWPN presented Business Beyond Bias with Nicole McCabe, Global Head of Gender Equality for SAP. Students, faculty, and staff came to learn how to harness the power of perspective in business.  Discussions included why it is needed, what often limits firms from realizing it as well as what can be done, and how to measure impact.

Prior to the presentation, a small group of students, faculty, and staff met with Nicole over dinner to have an open discussion about her experience and to ask any questions regarding equality in the workplace and how it is implemented at SAP.

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