Negotiation Skills for Women

The Committee on Women in Psychology, with Division 35 and the Committee on Early Career Psychologists, sponsored a highly successful symposium entitled "Negotiation Skills Facilitate Career Advancement for Women in Psychology" during the APA convention in San Francisco.

The Committee on Women in Psychology, with Division 35 and the Committee on Early Career Psychologists, sponsored a highly successful symposium entitled "Negotiation Skills Facilitate Career Advancement for Women in Psychology" during the APA convention in San Francisco.

Co-Chairs Helen L. Coons, PhD and Alfiee M. Breland-Noble, PhD, and Presenters A. Toy Caldwell-Colbert, PhD; Jean Lau Chin, EdD; Nadine J. Kaslow, PhD; and Pamela Reid, PhD discussed the importance of negotiation skills and strategies to promote women's career development and advancement into leadership positions.

Managing contract and resource negotiation, dealing with organizational conflict, setting boundaries, asking for help and support, learning when to say "no," navigating organizational politics, and getting heard were among the topics, with particular attention to how these issues might be different for women of color.