Catherine Hill, Ph.D.

Catherine Hill is the vice president for research at the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and an author of AAUW reports including Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013); Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation (2012); and Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (2010). Before coming to AAUW, Hill was a study director at the Institute for Women’s Policy Research and an assistant professor in planning and public policy at the University of Virginia. She has a bachelor and master’s degree from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in policy development from Rutgers University.
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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

For recent college graduates, carrying multiple student loans adding up to tens of thousands of dollars is the new normal. Nearly 70 percent of college seniors who graduated in 2014 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 08, 2016
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

Updated regularly with the most current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap is a commonsense guide that provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States. Read more »

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   February 06, 2016
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Be the First to Know the Findings of AAUW’s Latest Research Report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? AAUW’s newest research report explores this question, drawing from scholarly research and paying special attention to stereotypes and bias. Read more »

Research   |   Leadership   |   December 04, 2015
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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 »

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PowerPoint Presentation: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

Use this presentation to share the findings from AAUW’s latest research report Solving the Equation, The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computer at meetings, conferences, and other events. This presentation will feature the latest data on engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Download the Quick Facts from Solving the Equation

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report and spark discussion in your community. Read more »

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

AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women’s achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
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Get the Solving the Equation Report

The full Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report is provided free of charge. Read more »

  |   March 26, 2015