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Underrepresentation in STEM Is an Economic Issue, Too

It is well known that women and girls are underrepresented in math and science fields, and there are some pretty spectacular initiatives out there for getting girls interested in STEM […] Read more »

Towson Equal Pay Day 2013 Posters

Graduating to a Pay Gap? Not on Their Watch

Teams of professors and students at Ithaca College, Towson University, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have put their 2012–13 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants to good use. Inspired by AAUW’s Graduating to a Pay Gap research report, each team created a campus-wide campaign to educate their community about the gender wage gap. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 09, 2013
A young girl dribbles a soccer ball while a young woman runs beside her as a group of girls in the background watch.

Play Sports, Be Strong, and Get Dirty: Advice from Coaching Corps

“Women playing sports, being strong, and getting dirty challenge powerful stereotypes that marginalize women and girls. For the young girl who wants to play hockey or dribble a soccer ball but has been told it’s not ladylike, seeing someone like Abby Wambach can be a life-changing experience. On a more personal level, female coaches can have a real impact on the direction of their young players’ lives.” Read more »

Donnae Wahl SAC: Donnae in a shirt that says ”feminist.”

Bikini Kill Inspired Activism—AAUW Sustained It

This summer, we are catching up with former members of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council, the exclusive group of college women who advise AAUW on student issues and help […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   August 02, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message

Budget 101: Hunger: How Sequestration Hurts Women and Children

We cannot and must not ignore the millions of women and children who will be without meals because of the damaging effects of sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 29, 2013
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How the Student Advisory Council Gave Me an Edge

This summer, we are catching up with former members of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council, the exclusive group of college women who advise AAUW on student issues and help […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 26, 2013
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AAUW Alumna Making Strides in Miami’s New Urbanism

It is difficult not to feel inspired when listening to someone speak passionately about what they do. AAUW alumna Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk revealed an infectious drive behind her words as she told us the story of her professional achievements. Read more »

Liz Brown AAUW Woman of Distinction Patti Solis Doyle at the University of Maryland.

Putting Big Words into Big Actions: An SAC Member’s Reflection

Recently, we caught up with former Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Liz Brown. Liz served on the SAC from 2010–11 while studying political science at the University of Wyoming. She is now completing a double master’s degree at Penn State with hopes of continuing her advocacy work. Read more »

A woman and a girl stand together holding anti-bullying signs.

How Does Your School District Score on Bullying and Harassment?

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) will ask schools to report how many students were bullied because of sexual orientation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 15, 2013