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
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From STEM to Harvard Business School: an AAUW Millenial’s Story

Recently we caught up with AAUW student affiliate and former National Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Ellen Thuy Le. After attending a California Tech Trek camp, Le served on the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 11, 2013
Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

Minimum Wage Raise Critical for Women Workers

For most employees, payday is a cause for celebration and an acknowledgement of a job well done. But for workers like Natalie Gunshannon, it can be a frustrating reminder of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 09, 2013
High school girl receiving a shot from a woman doctor.

HPV Vaccine: Valuing Health over Politics

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has only been on the market for seven years, but already a recent study shows a 56 percent reduction in targeted HPV strains among the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 03, 2013
Group of young women standing together at a rally.

Discovering My Feminist Voice

This is how the AAUW community helps young women find their voice and make a difference. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 27, 2013
Airport Security Check

Slut-Shaming and Victim-Blaming Start Early

By now, you may have heard about the male Transportation Security Administration agent who told a girl travelling alone, “You’re only 15, cover yourself,” in, as she described it, a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
Christine Jahnke

Pitch and Tone of Voice Make All the Difference for Women

Once again, this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders brought hundreds of young women together to meet new friends, network, and find their voices. The conference included many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 17, 2013
Girls at a Tech Trek camp work on computers.

How Tech Trek Is Fixing the STEM Education Crisis

STEM education has been causing a lot of debate lately. Heated discussions arise about how to prepare U.S. students for the future with strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, and how to give them the chance to succeed in a demanding workforce. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   June 14, 2013
Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks at podium with Nancy Pelosi and Lisa Maatz

AAUW, Coalition Paint the Hill Red for the Pay Gap

On June 6, AAUW and the Paycheck Fairness Coalition painted Capitol Hill red. Seventy-five advocates from 12 organizations gathered in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act in recognition of the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law 50 years ago. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 10, 2013