Women in History

Joan of Arc was a warrior legend — a 17-year-old girl who led a disheartened army and rallied it to victory against crushing odds. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 07, 2011

Women in History

Barbara Hillary reached the South Pole in January at age 79, making her the first African American woman on record to stand on both poles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2011

Women in History

Molly Ivins kept politics real but humorous in her well-loved columns. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 03, 2011

Women in History

Elizabeth Cady Stanton played a leadership role in the 19th-century American women’s rights movement. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 02, 2011

Our Own Women’s Oscars

With the Oscars coming up this weekend, we’ve all got movies on our minds. And since most of the focus on women this Sunday will favor fashion over faculty, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   February 25, 2011

Here’s to you Susie B.

Considering all the confusion and commercialism surrounding the presidents we honor on Presidents Day, I propose we also think about another February-born figure who played an important role in American […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 21, 2011

Meet Setsuko Nishi: Professor and Researcher

As an organization that promotes lifelong learning, AAUW is fortunate to have women like Setsuko Nishi as alumnae. Throughout her career, Nishi has used her extensive academic expertise to not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2011

The Sales, Sexism, and Silliness of Super Bowl XLV

This post was a collaborative effort from three of the AAUW national office’s die-hard sports fans: Laura Blyler, Claudia Richards, and Peggy Woods-Clark. Selling the Super Bowl Selling the Super […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   February 04, 2011

Victories for Women in 2010

Thanks to the activism and generosity of AAUW Action Network activists, members, and staff, we can claim some impressive advocacy and programmatic achievements this year. We continue to be advocates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 23, 2010

Reflections on the Paycheck Fairness Battle

In the months leading up to last week’s vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, AAUW staff from every department and members from across the country enthusiastically came together for a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 24, 2010