Suzanne Gould

Suzanne Gould is AAUW’s archivist and records manager. She has earned graduate degrees in women’s history and library science and has been working in the archives field for 20 years. Suzanne preserves AAUW’s records and enjoys sharing stories about the many fascinating women and events in AAUW’s history.
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AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
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Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015
Lobby Corps members on the hill at 2015 STE launch in DC

Flexing Our Political Muscle: 40 Years of Lobby Corps Victories

This team of women’s advocates has proven again and again that women can and should have a powerful voice in our country’s laws and policies. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 19, 2015
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These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   June 12, 2015
Several AAUW presidents and fellows were also connected to Sweet Briar: from left, Anne Pannell, Meta Glass, and Elizabeth Jansma

Losing an Old Dominion Institution: The Closing of Sweet Briar College

On May 16, 2015, Sweet Briar College held its 106th and likely final commencement. We look back on AAUW’s historical ties with the women’s college. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2015
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Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015
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The Power of Women’s Voices: Continuing the AAUW Oral History Project

The AAUW Oral History Project aims to capture the individual voices of women who have witnessed and participated in historical events but who are usually left out of historical collections. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 24, 2015
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Working Women and the Child Care Tax Credit: Why It Matters

AAUW advocated for the child care tax credit all through the 1940s and into the 50s, when we finally began to see some change. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 13, 2015
1935-36 AAUW Fellow Dr. Erzsébet Kol in a lab full of glass bottles

AAUW’s Support of Hungarian Scientists

Last year AAUW began a collaboration with the Alcoa Foundation to encourage new generations of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and to extend our own successful STEM programs to sites where […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 06, 2015
A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!)

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014