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AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member Maha Saleem (right)

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani-American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

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Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016
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10 Times Women Gave Great Advice on Running for Office

Didn’t make it to an Elect Her this year? Never fear! Here are some of the best pieces of advice from this year’s workshops. Read more »

1962 AAUW Achievement Award recipient Gwendolen Carter.

The Achievement Award Series: Gwendolen Carter

Carter helped to pioneer the first African studies program in the United States at Northwestern University in 1948. Today, this field of study has evolved from being active on just one campus to being a thriving program that’s offered at more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. Read more »

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Why We Need Intersectionality Week

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016
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Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt

Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »

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Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016
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5 Black Women Founders and Inventors You Should Know

African American women have founded various organizations, they’ve been the masterminds behind innovative products, and they’ve paved the way for new generations’ thought leaders. Meet five of these champions of change who have solved medical mysteries, fought poverty, served on congressional committees, and helped lead the movements against racism, sexism, and class barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 31, 2016
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How to Fight Your Own Implicit Biases

There’s no way to be totally certain that we’re being 100 percent fair at all times. But there are concrete steps that individuals and institutions can take to reduce the effects of implicit bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2016
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Navigating Ocean Conservation as a Woman of Color

2010–11 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson works as an independent consultant with nonprofit organizations that specialize in ocean conservation. Being a leader and a woman of color in a white, male-dominated field has not come without its bumps in the road, but, she says, she refuses to allow these stereotypes to stop her from doing her job. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2016