You’re Part of an Award-Winning Blog

June 28, 2013

Congratulations! If you don’t know why you deserve to pat yourself on the back today, you’re about to find out. You, dear reader, are part of an award-winning blog community.

AAUW editors Kathryn Bibler and Hannah Moulton Belec holding up the blog and magazine’s Excel Award plaques

From left: AAUW editors Kathryn Bibler and Hannah Moulton Belec accepted the blog and magazine’s awards at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

In June, AAUW collected two plaques at the Excel Awards, the premier competition for nonprofit and association publications. We took home the silver in both the Media Innovation: Blog category and in the Magazines: Single-Issue Topic category (for the Outlook magazine we dedicated to Title IX’s 40th anniversary). Every year, Association Media and Publishing gives out these awards after a rigorous judging process — and this year, there was lots of competition.

The judges’ feedback for our blog was that reader comments drove the discussion and that we covered a wide variety of topics spanning different ages, lifestyles, and careers. We work hard to put out content that will engage you, but we have you to thank for truly making the AAUW blog an ongoing discussion among readers who are passionate about empowering women and girls. Your commentary, your readership, and your sharing on social media and beyond are what keep us inspired. And you certainly help spread AAUW’s mission to people we otherwise might not be reaching.

So if you’re an AAUW blog reader, take a bow. And if you’re an AAUW member, take another, because your magazine also won an award for the Spring/Summer 2012 issue, which covered several different angles on Title IX, the 1972 civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in publicly funded educational programs.  If you’re not an AAUW member (and therefore an Outlook subscriber) the judges agree — you’re missing out!

Thanks for your amazing fellowship the past few years. Remember that you can easily keep participating by signing up for our RSS feed, “liking” us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter. Keep reading, keep sharing, and keep in touch.

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