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URI offers lecture for women on negotiating salaries, Feb. 24

Media Contact: Jhodi Redlich, 401-874-4500

KINGSTON, R.I. -- February 15, 2011 -- To help undergraduate and graduate students, alumni and community members learn about the importance of salary negotiation, the University of Rhode Island will present "Negotiating Starting Salaries For Women: Get Paid What You’re Worth" on Thursday, Feb. 24, from 4:30-6 p.m.

As recent studies have shown, one reason for the lack of gender equity in salaries is that women taking their first job often don't know how to negotiate. This talk is focused on helping women to improve their negotiation skills. Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held in the auditorium in Swan Hall , 60 Upper College Rd, Kingston, R.I. Men are also welcome.

Aimée Phelps Lee, who is an instructor in the entrepreneurial management program at URI's College of Business Administration, will present the workshop-style lecture. Phelps Lee has been teaching human resources, organizational behavior and strategy at the university level since 1999. She is also an independent consultant based in Newport, R.I., where she specializes in human resource management, training & development.

As a consultant, Phelps Lee serves clients ranging in size from 10-150,000 employees in the consulting, financial, power, defense, electronics and human services industries worldwide. She has worked on a broad range of HR issues and programs in corporate and not-for-profit environments. She also designs and delivers training programs on a range of topics, including leadership; facilitation; communication; management skills; process improvement; team startup and intervention; change management and MBTI.

Phelps Lee received her MBA from Cornell University and her BA in Sociology from Miami University. She has completed her coursework toward a PhD in Management at URI.

The lecture is co-sponsored by the Women's Studies Program, URI Career Services, the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the College of Arts & Sciences, the College of Business, the Women’s Development Council and. the Women’s Center.