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2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

Miriam Matinda

Following the Fellows: Establishing Legal Rights to Women’s Equality in Tanzania and Kenya

The Tanzanian government currently lists the number of registered and eligible voters by gender and region online. The data was published just days after Miriam Matinda, a 2015–16 AAUW International Fellow, published an article in The Guardian with the headline: “Will women’s votes determine the winner?” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 13, 2016
United State of Women Logo

AAUW Stands United at White House United State of Women Summit

  Shannon Cholakian is a former AAUW National Student Advisory Council member from California State University, Long Beach. AAUW wants to thank Shannon along with the rest of the summit […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2016
Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

In her 1961 speech, AAUW Achievement Awardee Cora Du Bois called for advocates to continue marching for equality. Image via Google Images

A Global Anthropologist Found the Worst Sexism Was at Home

Cora Du Bois was a force to be reckoned with. In a field dominated by men, she made a name for herself. But Du Bois, the 1961 AAUW Achievement Awardee, realized that the United States still had a long way to go toward women’s equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2016
The season one cast of Sesame Street, the children’s show that Joan Ganz Cooney helped create. Image by Tom Simpson, Flickr Creative Commons

Teaching through Big Bird: The Woman behind Sesame Street

As a young woman, 1984 AAUW Achievement Awardee Joan Ganz Cooney never imagined she’d become a successful television producer and creator of one of the most influential American children’s shows of all time. But her dedication to and passion for providing education to young people from all backgrounds spurred a beloved TV show and built a legacy of programming for children that continues to provide quality educational television around the world. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 09, 2016
Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

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 »

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

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
2015 AAUW National Election Outlook Running Ad (600px)

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 »