Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elaine Harmon holding her Congressional Gold Medal in 2010

Elaine with her Congressional Gold Medal in 2010

AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 2016

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

5 Ways to Support a Future STEM Rockstar with AAUW and FabLab 24May

Jordan Mader, left and Meredith Coil build a gumdrop bridge during the Tech Savvy workshop, at Ohio University May 17, 2014. The event exposes girls from sixth through ninth grade to the field of science, technology, engineering and math. Photo by Ohio University / Jonathan Adams
Blog   |   Education   |   May 24, 2016

1. Watch FabLab, the STEM lover’s favorite new show. Each week, FabLab showcases fun science experiments and explores new stories of innovators in science and technology who are improving the […] Read more »

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics 24May

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

Settling the Score for Women in Music 20May

An Asian woman in a gown posing in front of a grand piano
Blog   |   Community   |   May 20, 2016

Across genres and throughout the history of Western music, women have struggled to break in, to be recognized, and to transcend the objectification that seems inevitable when women are onstage. Let’s acknowledge the exceptional women of music history and foster the girls who are just learning to play their first scales. Read more »

Her Own Way to the Top 17May

Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano
Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 17, 2016

When it comes to the barriers that face women leaders, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano focuses on positive examples of other women leaders in order to persist and achieve her goals. Read more »

Art as a Voice for Afghan Women 13May

Mahnaz Rezaie presenting her photos
Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2016

2015–16 AAUW International Fellow Mahnaz Rezaie has dedicated much of her time as a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and poet to advocating for the rights of Afghan women. Read more »

A Global Anthropologist Found the Worst Sexism Was at Home 11May

In her 1961 speech, AAUW Achievement Awardee Cora Du Bois called for advocates to continue marching for equality. Image via Google Images
Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2016

Cora Du Bois was a force to be reckoned with. In a field dominated by men, she made a name for herself. But Du Bois, the 1961 AAUW Achievement Awardee, realized that the United States still had a long way to go toward women’s equality. Read more »

Teaching through Big Bird: The Woman behind Sesame Street 09May

The season one cast of Sesame Street, the children’s show that Joan Ganz Cooney helped create. Image by Tom Simpson, Flickr Creative Commons
Blog   |   Community   |   May 09, 2016

As a young woman, 1984 AAUW Achievement Awardee Joan Ganz Cooney never imagined she’d become a successful television producer and creator of one of the most influential American children’s shows of all time. But her dedication to and passion for providing education to young people from all backgrounds spurred a beloved TV show and built a legacy of programming for children that continues to provide quality educational television around the world. Read more »

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives? 06May

It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 06, 2016

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most women of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up. May […] Read more »

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism 05May

Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »