Marva Collins with some of her students in 1980.

Marva Collins with some of her students in 1980. Image via AAUW archives

She Was Told to Stop Caring So Much for Her Students — So She Started Her Own School

Blog   |   Community   |   May 03, 2016

Marva Collins was told by a principal to “stop worrying” about and “expecting too much” from the children she taught. She decided to ignore that advice. Read more »

What I Found When I Looked beyond the Statistics on Sexual Assault 02May

AAUW Staff on Denim Day
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 02, 2016

Sexual assault on college campuses has been a hot topic in the media lately. From Vice President Joe Biden’s advocacy for the It’s On Us campaign to compelling documentaries such […] Read more »

She Could Design a Bridge for This Gap…if You’d Let Her 02May

AAUW American Fellowship (1974-1975) recipient Catherine Pilachowski
Blog   |   Community   |   May 02, 2016

For as long as there have been engineers, there has been a gender gap in engineering (probably). Women’s struggle to break into the male-dominated profession is nothing new, but it is real, and it hurts us all. Read more »

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

black and white photo of woman sitting at desk and smiling
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

Gerda Lerner, black and white photo
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 »

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay 20April

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

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

Photo via WOCinTech Chat, Flickr Creative Commons
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

2015 AAUW National Election Outlook Running Ad (600px)

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 »