Settling the Score for Women in Music 20May

An Asian woman in a gown posing in front of a grand piano
Blog   |   Community   |   May 20, 2016

Across genres and throughout the history of Western music, women have struggled to break in, to be recognized, and to transcend the objectification that seems inevitable when women are onstage. Let’s acknowledge the exceptional women of music history and foster the girls who are just learning to play their first scales. Read more »

The Science behind Implicit Bias 19May

An illustration of the Vitruvian Man with a briefcase
Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 19, 2016

Are you biased against women leaders? It turns out, most people still associate leadership with men more strongly than they do with women. Read more »

Her Own Way to the Top 17May

Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano
Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 17, 2016

When it comes to the barriers that face women leaders, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano focuses on positive examples of other women leaders in order to persist and achieve her goals. Read more »

Art as a Voice for Afghan Women 13May

Mahnaz Rezaie presenting her photos
Blog   |   Community   |   May 13, 2016

2015–16 AAUW International Fellow Mahnaz Rezaie has dedicated much of her time as a photojournalist, documentary filmmaker, writer, and poet to advocating for the rights of Afghan women. Read more »

A Global Anthropologist Found the Worst Sexism Was at Home 11May

In her 1961 speech, AAUW Achievement Awardee Cora Du Bois called for advocates to continue marching for equality. Image via Google Images
Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2016

Cora Du Bois was a force to be reckoned with. In a field dominated by men, she made a name for herself. But Du Bois, the 1961 AAUW Achievement Awardee, realized that the United States still had a long way to go toward women’s equality. Read more »

Teaching through Big Bird: The Woman behind Sesame Street 09May

The season one cast of Sesame Street, the children’s show that Joan Ganz Cooney helped create. Image by Tom Simpson, Flickr Creative Commons
Blog   |   Community   |   May 09, 2016

As a young woman, 1984 AAUW Achievement Awardee Joan Ganz Cooney never imagined she’d become a successful television producer and creator of one of the most influential American children’s shows of all time. But her dedication to and passion for providing education to young people from all backgrounds spurred a beloved TV show and built a legacy of programming for children that continues to provide quality educational television around the world. Read more »

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives? 06May

It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 06, 2016

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most women of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up. May […] Read more »

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism 05May

Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

She Was Told to Stop Caring So Much for Her Students — So She Started Her Own School 03May

Marva Collins with some of her students in 1980.
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 »