Are you an expert at the “art of no”? According to recent studies, although 57% of women in the United States participate in the labor force, only 32% of working women successfully negotiated their initial salary offer (and the numbers are bleaker for graduating college women – 7% of women reported that they negotiated their initial job offers, compared with 57% of graduating college men). As women continue to make monumental strides as education professionals, the art of negotiation remains a progressively essential skill. This workshop will examine tried and true techniques for learning stronger self-advocacy through effective salary and contract negotiations. How can you ensure that you are best prepared when discussing salary offers? What are some concrete and innovative steps to take in solidifying your professional trajectory through strategic negotiation?