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Best Feminist Super Bowl Commercials

Blog   |   Community   |   January 28, 2016

Women are the fastest-growing demographic among the National Football League’s fan base, and brands advertising in the Super Bowl have taken notice. Read more »

5 Ways You Can Help Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem 05February

Actors Colman Doming, Ava DuVernay, and David Oyelowo at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
Blog   |   Community   |   February 05, 2016

For the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated in any major acting category for the Oscars. Now, activists are pointing out that Hollywood’s issues with race go beyond just who gets nominated for awards. Read more »

AAUW Change-Makers to Watch in 2016 05February

Group of children presenters in a green classroom.

Our 2015–16 fellows and grantees are sure to be the world’s next big names in education, human rights, technology, and public health. Here are eight to keep our eyes on in 2016 and beyond — just remember you heard about them here first! Read more »

Color Coded Sports: Debunking Stereotypes for Women Athletes of Color 25January

Nzingha Prescod, an African American who became the first American foil fencer to win a Grand Prix Title in 2013. Photo by Michael Dote, via @zingzang14 on Twitter.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 25, 2016

At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at […] Read more »

AAUW Speaks on Troublesome Campus Sexual Assault Data at the National Press Club 25January

Anne Hedgepeth at a press podium

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz and Anne Hedgepeth were invited to speak to a full audience of press and local AAUW members on much-needed legislation to help end sexual assault on college campuses. Read more »

4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners 21January

Women members of Congress in pink softball outfits
Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

National Mentoring Month: Why Sponsorship Matters for Women in STEM 21January

Two women in office attire looking forward
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 21, 2016

Although both mentoring and sponsorship can improve women’s recruitment and retention in STEM, AAUW’s “Solving the Equation” research report suggests that sponsorship may be uniquely beneficial. Read more »

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls 14January

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Finding Community and Belonging with AAUW 12January

College student standing with AAUW sign around her head.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 12, 2016

As a transfer student and new mom, Theresa Johnson wasn’t sure how going back to college would be. But the sense of community she found with AAUW has given her new friendships and opportunities that go beyond her dreams. Read more »

New Subscription Service for Emerging “Steminists” 11January

StemBox founder with recipients
Blog   |   Community   |   January 11, 2016

Kina McAllister wanted to experiment. She wanted to be challenged, to get her hands dirty, to play with the toys beyond the pink aisle. She was a budding scientist, eager […] Read more »