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
A panel sits on stage in front of a backdrop of The Invisible War cover.

3 Programs to Change Your Community and Inspire Your Branch

There are a host of free programming resources available to help your branch engage both members and the local community. Here are three of our favorite program resources. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 07, 2013
A conference poster

Taking NCCWSL Home

Since 2001, the University of Wyoming has sent students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders for the transformative experience. Now, the students return back to campus and […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 27, 2013
mother's day graphic

Community Colleges Are Helping Mothers Go Back to School

“We are a good investment.” That’s what LaKeisha Cook has to say about herself and other student moms at Montgomery College, a community college in Maryland. And Cook is right. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   May 16, 2013
Audrey Davenport

Ready for a Change, She Ran for Mayor

Though she never met an architect in her small town of Cornelia, Georgia, Audrey Davenport grew up with an affinity for housing and architecture. She could visualize floor plans and […] Read more »

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