Elect Her alumna Allyson Carpenter tweets about her friend Amanda Bonam, who filled her Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seat.

Black Women in Politics: From Social Mobilizing to Elected Office

When it comes to civic participation and mobilization, black women are leading the way. But they remain severely underrepresented in electoral politics. Read more »

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4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016
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National Mentoring Month: Why Sponsorship Matters for Women in STEM

Although both mentoring and sponsorship can improve women’s recruitment and retention in STEM, AAUW’s “Solving the Equation” research report suggests that sponsorship may be uniquely beneficial. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 21, 2016
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Make the Most of Your AAUW Student Organization Meetings

Do you ever find yourself wondering what else you can do during your student organization meetings? Never fear; here are ten ideas to get you excited. Read more »

A participant in the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University tears up a piece of paper reading "bossy."

Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015
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When States Fail at Political Equity, Women Students Step Up

There are still a few states that have never elected a woman to either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate. Elect Her attendees are working on fixing that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 03, 2015
Seaira Christian-Daniels in a graduation cap and gown hugging her mom

4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015
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The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 21, 2015
AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015
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10 Women Who Belong on the $10 Bill

No matter who is finally selected, this has been an excellent opportunity to remember the many women who deserve more recognition than the history books have given them. As U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios put it, “This is not about currency design. This is much bigger.”
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Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 14, 2015