Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blazing Trails on the Stock Market Floor: Julia Montgomery Walsh 28April

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Blog   |   Community   |   April 28, 2016

Although women have made tremendous strides in the financial world, it’s still largely male dominated. However, more than 50 years ago, one AAUW member broke through barriers for women right on the floor of the stock exchange. Read more »

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization 25April

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization
Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

The Achievement Award Series: Gerda Lerner 22April

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Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2016

  “I want to make women’s history respectable.” In this short phrase, 1986 AAUW Achievement Award recipient Gerda Lerner explained her quest to make an often overlooked aspect of history […] Read more »

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River 20April

Solomon and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia River.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016

Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race 19April

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016

In preparation for writing our new research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, AAUW’s research team conducted an exhaustive (and exhausting) review of the recent academic […] Read more »

10 Times Women Gave Great Advice on Running for Office 15April

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Didn’t make it to an Elect Her this year? Never fear! Here are some of the best pieces of advice from this year’s workshops. Read more »

The Achievement Award Series: Gwendolen Carter 13April

1962 AAUW Achievement Award recipient Gwendolen Carter.

Carter helped to pioneer the first African studies program in the United States at Northwestern University in 1948. Today, this field of study has evolved from being active on just one campus to being a thriving program that’s offered at more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. Read more »

Why We Need Intersectionality Week 13April

Group of women at a tabling event for YWTF.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt 12April

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Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »