AAUW Intern

Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture

The best part of Lara’s job is getting to help people every day. The worst part is being a part of “a little snake pit of the patriarchy.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015
Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.

I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015
mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr

Exploring the Gender Gap in Business

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014
A woman stands at a microphone while people in the background hold signs.

We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

AAUW staff show off all of our Elect Her-Campus Women Win sites across the country.

Too Many States Have Never Elected Women to High Office. We’re Changing That.

Thanks to things like cultural stereotypes, women are not running for office. And it’s everybody’s loss. We want more women to say yes when someone asks them to run. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014
Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014
Vanzetta Penn McPherson

“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014
Jessica Gottsleben headshot

Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014
Ruth Holden documentary cover

Not All Patriots Are Fighters

AAUW European Fellow Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Read more »

Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »