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Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h”

Blog   |   Community   |   October 02, 2014

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me 30September

Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On 29September

We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.
Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos 29September

Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.
Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

What Happens When Girls Try Coding in an All-Female Space 26September

Girls in Jenni Rountree’s App Inventor class at Tech Trek learn to code their own Android apps.
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   September 26, 2014

Girls can apply the coding skills they learned at Tech Trek to almost any career field that interests them, from fashion design and animation to robotics and video games. Read more »

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story 25September

The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

AAUW’s “Uncanny Foresight”: A Fellowship for Latin America 24September

Photograph, Margarita Mieres-Cartes de Rivas, Latin American Fellow, 1923
Blog   |   Community   |   September 24, 2014

In 1917, ACA leaders announced the establishment of the Latin American Fellowship to support Latin America women’s study in the United States. Read more »

By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap 18September

not enough change
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   7 Comments   |   September 18, 2014

Imagine you work a job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings. Read more »

On Happiness, Entrepreneurship, and Beauty 17September

A woman stands outside her "bus shop" in Baltimore
Blog   |   Community   |   September 17, 2014

Nazish Zafar has traveled the world documenting the struggles and successes of urban small business owners in stunning photographs. Read more »

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters 16September

Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »