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Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 20, 2014
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7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer

Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 08, 2014
AAUW fellow Kate Himes in the mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Muddy Boots Scientist

My American Fellowship helped me write my dissertation, purchase chemical reagents for experiments, and earn my doctorate. Now, I’m a “science diplomat” working in Kazakhstan and four other former Soviet republics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 06, 2014
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8 Ways to Connect Your Branch with NCCWSL Students

There are many ways in which you can build college women’s leadership skills and make connections with NCCWSL participants and their colleges and universities. Here are some ideas. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   August 04, 2014
2013-14 International Fellow Abosede Gbenga-Akinbiola (left) with AAUW Kensington-Rockville (MD) Branch Program Officer and 1980–81 Career Development Grantee Dian Belanger

Invite a Fellow or Grantee to Your Branch

Have you thought about connecting with those fellowship and grant recipients at your branch? Recipients make great speakers at branch programs, and they’re often looking for ways to engage with AAUW locally. Read more »

  |   , ,   |   July 25, 2014
Bethany stands with four other young women at an office.

How I Survived My First Year in the Workforce

It’s been a year since I started my first job out of college, and the milestone got me thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are five of my tips for other women starting out in their careers. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 03, 2014
Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014
A group of Nepalese women smiling.

Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »

Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.

In School or in the Street, Sexual Harassment Is a Daily Problem

“I was walking by, and they were yelling stuff like ‘hey you, hey sexy’ and stuff. And I’m like, what the heck? I was 14 at the time. These guys were in their 20s.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2014
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Largest School Districts Improve Compliance with Bullying and Harassment Reporting

According to an AAUW analysis, more of the nation’s largest public school districts are now complying with federal requirements to report incidents of sex-based bullying and harassment. In the second […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 24, 2014