Mary Mahoney, an assistant director for University of Tennessee Career Services, will discuss “Negotiating for Women” during an AAUW meeting at lunchtime today.
The AAUW Oak Ridge Branch meeting starts at 11:30 a.m. today in Room 102 of the Activities Building of First Presbyterian Church at Oak Ridge Turnpike and Lafayette Drive.
The public is invited to attend a potluck luncheon at 11:30 a.m. and the meeting, which begins at noon, a press release said. The luncheon will feature main dish salads prepared by AAUW members. Drinks, bread, crackers, and desserts will be provided. There is no cost, but donations to AAUW are welcome. Reservations may be made by calling either Mary Uziel at (865) 483-1043 or Marge Congdon at (865) 438-3120.
Mahoney has more than 20 years’ experience working as the assistant director of recruiting at the University of Tennessee, the press release said. She has certifications in salary negotiations and career coaching.
Before the program begins, Mayme Crowell, outgoing Tennessee State President of AAUW, will recognize the Education Award winner selected by Roane State Community College and will introduce the Roane State students who are winners of AAUW Educational Scholarships for this year.
Crowell will also install the Oak Ridge Branch AAUW officers for next year, including Peggy Emmett as president; Fay Martin as vice president for membership; Virginia Jones, vice president for programs; and Mary Uziel, treasurer.
AAUW is working at the national and local levels to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research, the press release said.
During the month of May, AAUW has a display about the organization at the Oak Ridge Public Library. The organization sees gender parity in the workplace as vital to families and to the economy. They are encouraging young women and those already in the workplace to learn skills in negotiating, as well as working to improve legislation that forbids salary discrimination against women.
Those attending the May 19 meeting are encouraged to bring donations of soaps, shampoos, tooth brushes, etc., for ADFAC (Aid to Distressed Families of Anderson County).