Lisa Goodnight

Lisa Goodnight is the senior Media Relations and Marketing outreach associate with AAUW. She has worked as a newspaper reporter in New Jersey and for journalism associations. A graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park, she holds a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.
AAUW fellows

AAUW’s New Fellows and Grantees Join a Prestigious Community

AAUW today announced the award of $3.7 million to its 2014–15 class of fellows and grantees. Selected from a wide pool of competitive applicants, the 244 awardees now join the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, celebrated authors, social entrepreneurs, and prominent scholars who have used AAUW funding to advance equality for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2014
Lady Justice

AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 29, 2014

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap In The News

Here are highlights from the media coverage of the AAUW research report The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap. Read more »

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Four girls practice critical thinking skills at a Tech Savvy workshop.

AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014

AAUW Awards $45,000 to Help Community College Students across the Nation

AAUW is awarding $45,000 in grants to 11 campus projects designed to implement recommendations from the 2013 AAUW research report Women in Community College: Access to Success. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   January 23, 2014
A group of colelge women wearing yellow Elect Her shirts stand around their teacher.

Elect Her–Campus Women Win Will Reach 50 Schools in 2014

Elect Her – Campus Women Win, a program designed to expand the pipeline of women running for elected office in college and beyond, heads to 50 colleges and universities in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Jamaica next year. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   October 17, 2013

AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

AAUW today announced the names of 10 talented college students selected to serve on the 2013–14 National Student Advisory Council (SAC). These young women will take a leadership role in organizing students on campuses across the country on critical issues such as making campuses safer, closing the leadership gap between men and women, and fighting for fair pay. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 10, 2013
AAUW Fellow Alumna Joy Lapseritis

AAUW Celebrates 125 Years of Funding Fellowships for Women

AAUW today formally announced our 125th class of fellows and grantees, who will receive funding for graduate work and educational projects thanks to an extraordinary program that started when women were discouraged from pursuing higher education. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 01, 2013

Patricia Fae Ho Elected President of AAUW

Patricia Fae Ho of Beverly, Massachusetts, and Honolulu, Hawaii, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In her role leading the national AAUW Board of Directors, Ho will provide direction and oversight in promoting AAUW’s mission to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   July 10, 2013

Santa Clara University Professor to Accept Prestigious Award in New Orleans

Linda T. Alepin, the dean’s executive professor of leadership at Santa Clara University in California, will accept the AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award on Tuesday, June 11, during the 2013 AAUW National Convention, Breaking through Barriers: Leading across Generations. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 03, 2013