Catching Up with AAUW National Student Advisory Council Alumnae 31August

Benita Robinson, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member 2002–2003
Blog   |   Campus   |   August 31, 2016

Since 2002, exceptional college students have served on AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC), helping to shape students into leaders and giving alumnae the confidence to change the world. Read more »

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me 22August

2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street 12August

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 2016

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Women to Watch in the Rio Olympics 10August

By The White House from Washington, DC (P102715LJ-0329) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Blog   |   Community   |   August 10, 2016

Though women outnumber men on Team USA, they represent only an estimated 45 percent of all competitors this year. With 32 fewer events for women in Rio (169 for men […] Read more »

Our Favorite Takeaways from the 2016 Conventions 04August

Balloons drop from the ceiling at the end of the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
Image by Lorie Shaull, Flickr Creative Commons.
Blog   |   August 04, 2016

Both parties have wrapped up their conventions and named their official nominees. Now the real work begins. Read more »

The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term 04August

Supreme Court building
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Don’t Boo — Vote! 04August

2016 Campaign Vote Buttons
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

How to Design a Feminist Monument 20July

Declaration of Sentiments Waterwall
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 20, 2016

“What are my goals? To live, for architecture is my life.” This is how Ray Kinoshita Mann described her professional goals when she applied for AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowship in 1986. Read more »

Following the Fellows: Establishing Legal Rights to Women’s Equality in Tanzania and Kenya 13July

Miriam Matinda
Blog   |   Community   |   July 13, 2016

The Tanzanian government currently lists the number of registered and eligible voters by gender and region online. The data was published just days after Miriam Matinda, a 2015–16 AAUW International Fellow, published an article in The Guardian with the headline: “Will women’s votes determine the winner?” Read more »

100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia 12July

A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »