Carnegie Mellon University


The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society

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About Us

The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equity in Society (PROGRESS) was established by Dr. Linda C. Babcock in 2006 to improve society by empowering girls and women through the art of negotiation. Dr. Babcock, James M. Walton Professor of Economics at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, is a leading authority on negotiation with over 20 years of experience on the subject. Her work focuses on gender and negotiation. She has co-authored two acclaimed books on the subject: Women Don’t Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide and Ask for It: How Women Can Use the Power of Negotiation to Get What they Really Want.

PROGRESS’ efforts target women and girls (ages 8 – 13). Our primary clients include (but not limited to) the following:

For Youth: Schools, after school programs and camps, homeschooling groups, and organizations that serve girls. A yearly SpeakUp! event is held to empower young girls. Look in our event section to learn more!

For Women: Colleges and universities, women’s organizations, businesses, employee affinity groups for women, and conferences. Soon, a College Tool Kit will be rolled out to universities featuring seminars on negotiation and empowerment.

Access our negotiation resources