Elena Noble stands outside with a house in the background.

Retirement Tough after $200,000 Lost to Gender Pay Gap

Elena Noble found that her years of volunteer leadership at an elementary school didn’t matter as much as her gender in determining her salary when she became a teacher. As […] Read more »

Ellie Setser

Salary Bump Follows “Disgusting” Pay Discrimination

Ellie Setser and her female colleagues fought pay discrimination in the late 1970s with a series of anonymous complaints. Setser worked in a research lab at a teaching hospital. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 17, 2013
Kerri Sleeman

Bankruptcy Court Revealed “Heartbreaking” Pay Inequity

  Update (April 4, 2014): Kerri Sleeman testified before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee on April 1 at a hearing called Access to Justice: Ensuring Equal […] Read more »

Aileen Rizo

Educator Says Lawsuit Only Option Left in Fight for Fair Pay

  January 15, 2014 Update: Aileen Rizo was interviewed by Maria Shriver on the January 14 broadcast of NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Rizo told Shriver how her heart […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   April 30, 2013
Reshma Daniel

Pay Inequity Threatens College Student’s American Dream

Reshma Daniel’s parents and brothers moved to America from India with just $20. They worked hard but ultimately left for Canada in search of better pay. Daniel was born in […] Read more »

Businesswoman at her desk

Fight for Fair Pay Comes with Fear of Retaliation

A now-defunct engineering firm represented a career opportunity to a woman in her 20s — until she learned that the company paid women less and kept them out of certain […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 19, 2013
Maxine Lampe

Denied Fair Pay, She Became an Advocate

Maxine Lampe heard more than once in her career as an educator that her gender meant she deserved less pay. Years later, she’s retired but still educating — and this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 08, 2013

AAUW Pushes Congress, President to Take Action This Equal Pay Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Elizabeth Owens, owense@aauw.org 202.785.7756     Paycheck Fairness Act, Executive Order Would Advance Fight for Fair Pay WASHINGTON — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 03, 2013
Maureen Evans Arthurs (left) and AAUW staff rallied at the Supreme Court for fair pay.

For Me, the Pay Gap Is Personal

I won’t ever forget the overwhelming shame I felt the moment I found out that my former employer paid me less than a man who had the same job and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   10 Comments   |   April 02, 2013
Hispanic child at the doctor

An AAUW Success Story: The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a shining example of what AAUW lobbying efforts can help accomplish. Passed after seven years of hard work by AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2013