Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill is the vice president for research at AAUW and is an author of many publications, including Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, Solving the Equation: Women in Engineering and Computing, and Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Catherine’s work has been cited in many media outlets, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, and Time magazine. Before coming to AAUW, Catherine was a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and an assistant professor at the University of Virginia. She has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Cornell University and a doctorate in policy development from Rutgers University.
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The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race

In preparation for writing our new research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, AAUW’s research team conducted an exhaustive (and exhausting) review of the recent academic […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016

PowerPoint Presentation: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

This easy-to-use PowerPoint, with talking points included for each slide, allows you to share the latest information on the gender pay gap at meetings, conferences, and other events. Read more »


Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? Read more »

Research   |   Leadership   |   March 30, 2016

PowerPoint: Barriers and Bias Research Report

Use this presentation to share the findings from AAUW’s research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, at meetings, conferences, and other events. This presentation features recent data on the gender leadership gap in business, education, and politics. It also offers recommendations for closing this gap. Read more »

Get the Barriers and Bias Report

Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership examines the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and suggests what we can do to change the status quo. Download a PDF of the report. Read more »


Download the Quick Facts from Barriers and Bias

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the report and spark discussion in your community. Download this one-page summary as a companion piece to the full report or as a conversation starter at an event. Read more »

Get the Facts: Implicit Bias and the AAUW Implicit Association Test on Gender and Leadership

Biases, and the stereotypes on which they are based, are a powerful obstacle for women seeking leadership positions. Researchers have found that stereotypes about leadership are decidedly masculine. Although people are less likely to have explicit biases today than in the past, implicit or unconscious bias remains powerful. Read more »

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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016
Solving the Equation

Be the First to Know the Findings in Our Corporate Guide to Solving the Equation

Sign up to receive our guide to corporate best practices and recommendations for promoting gender diversity in the engineering and computing fields, coming February 2016. Read more »

Executive Summary: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

This executive summary makes it easy to share some of the key findings and recommendations of the report and spark action in your community. Read more »