Ritu Sharma

One Woman, One Big Impact: Meet Ritu Sharma

Close your eyes. Imagine living in poverty in a developing country as a woman. This image is one that many of us don’t want, or have, to imagine. We sometimes […] Read more »

A woman walks toward a WWII army tank.

The Untold Story of a Norwegian WWII Resistance Fighter

AAUW prepared for the end of World War II by raising funds before Victory in Europe Day on May 8, 1945, to bring students from formerly occupied European countries to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 08, 2013
Kate Farrar, AAUW director of leadership programs, was recently interviewed on Fox.

Women Hating on Women Isn’t the Problem

There’s been a lot of talk lately about women being “catty.” The most recent examples were when a CBS Houston blogger questioned whether an Oklahoma City Thunder cheerleader was “too […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 06, 2013
Headshot of Deborah Owens

Deborah Owens: Teaching Women Financial Literacy

With just a month until my college graduation, I have been constantly reminding myself that I will be entering into the “real world.” No longer will I live rent free […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 01, 2013
Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons on Being an Authentic Leader

We sat down with Rachel Simmons, internationally acclaimed author and educator and 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) keynote speaker, to talk about the importance of teaching […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 26, 2013
Audrie Pott

Suicides Should Compel Us to End Victim-Blaming

  Audrie Pott loved art and music. She loved to write and sing and played the piano and the viola. She loved soccer and skiing and riding horses. She was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 25, 2013
Author stands outside her mother's office building on Take Your Child to Work Day.

No Limitations: My Mom on Take Your Child to Work Day

The Take Your Daughter to Work Day program was started by none other than Marie C. Wilson and the Ms. Foundation for Women in 1993. Since then, the program has […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 25, 2013
A headshot of Megan Urry

Fellows Shining a Light in STEM

“Lux et veritas”: light and truth. Yale University’s motto has an extra ring to it these days as its science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) administrators have gained attention for […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 24, 2013
Women standing in a line dressed as pilots.

AAUW’s League of Extraordinary Women

Making a change to improve the lives of women may seem like hard work, but the members and advisers of our 12 AAUW student organizations make it look almost easy. […] Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   April 19, 2013
Chick Lit and Postfeminism by Stephanie Harzewski

Where Are All the Chick-Lit Feminists?

Summer is coming and with it the onslaught of chick-lit “beach reads” targeted at women. While everyone surely has different opinions and ideas about the genre, it never hurts to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   7 Comments   |   April 17, 2013