Anne Hedgepeth

Anne Hedgepeth

Interim Vice President of Public Policy & Government Relations

As AAUW’s top policy advisor, Anne drives the organization’s advocacy work. She connects with stakeholders and policymakers on AAUW’s policy priorities and directs AAUW’s field strategy. She supported AAUW’s successful work to pass the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (including the Campus SaVE Act). Anne has appeared in The Washington Post, Politico, NPR, NBC4, WTOP, Refinery 29 and other outlets talking about issues impacting women and girls in education and the workplace.

She has a bachelor of arts in economics from Davidson College and a master of public policy from George Mason University.

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Work by Anne Hedgepeth

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Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   December 10, 2013
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Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Is Getting an Upgrade

Students go off to college each year only to be confronted with violence in their classrooms, dorm rooms, student unions, and at social events. College-age women are four times more likely than any other age group to face sexual assault. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   October 11, 2013

Quick Facts on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

AAUW’s quick facts list and explain various policies that ESEA should include in its upcoming reauthorization. Read more »

Resource   |   October 02, 2013

Quick Facts on Retirement Security

AAUW believes that protecting Social Security is critical for women’s economic security, especially as they enter retirement. This downloadable, two-page document outlines how challenges to women’s economic security change as […] Read more »

Resource   |   October 02, 2013

Quick Facts on Title IX

AAUW champions women’s and girls’ rights to equal access to education under Title IX. In this downloadable, one-page document, AAUW explains how Title IX affects schools’ athletics programs, sexual assault […] Read more »

Resource   |   September 27, 2013
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New Tool Makes Student Loan Forgiveness Easier for Public Servants

Educational debt can be daunting for any recent grad, but recently we’ve been hearing about a lot of options to help make paying it back easier. Did you know that one of the types of loan forgiveness applies specifically to those in public service careers? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 05, 2013