I love this idea. My project, Shrink the Gap, provides salary negotiation workshops to young women to help close the gender wage gap. But, everyone can benefit from salary negotiation and interview workshops! It would be a great idea if you included certain classes about the appropriate attire one should wear during an interview. For example, I went to a local public school in a low-income neighborhood to pre-register students to vote there, and there was a woman from Men's Wearhouse talking about what's appropriate and not appropriate to wear to an interview. Maybe you can also host fundraisers to raise money to be able to provide students with formal clothing who can't afford it!
Peggy Liang Hey Peggy! That sounds like a great idea. Some of the young women in my workshops are in internships and are starting to apply for jobs. It’s important to start early so by the time they are applying for jobs they will be ready!
Aster M Hi! Yes, I invite older working women to talk about about their experiences with wage discrimination. So far I’ve had a lawyer, head of school, and a teacher speak at the workshops. They were great and provided us with so much insight and advice.