How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap? 03April

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   9 Comments   |   April 03, 2014

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

This Author Is Redefining Feminism in the Civil Rights Movement 02April

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Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 02, 2014

Mainstream history texts don’t always recognize the crucial role black women played in social justice movements. “The women I write about did not necessarily call themselves feminists,” author Ruth Feldstein says. “But gender was critical to their vision of black freedom.” Read more »

How to Network Your Way to Your Dream Job 02April

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 02, 2014

You know you’re supposed to network. You know you need to network. You’re a networking believer! But the thought of actually networking sends chills down your spine. Read more »

Mary Emma Woolley, a Champion of Unlimited Possibilities 31March

Mary Emma Woolley in a cap and gown
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 31, 2014

Mary Emma Woolley was the first woman to graduate from Brown University and, in her 30s, became one of the youngest presidents ever of Mount Holyoke College — not bad for a woman living in an era where going to college was still considered highly controversial (if not outright banned) for women. Read more »

7 Women Shortchanged: Personal Stories of the Gender Pay Gap 27March

Five women who told their pay gap stories for the fight for fair pay series.

The damage done by the thousands of dollars I lost to the gender pay gap sticks with me today, despite leaving that employer long ago. My retirement fund isn’t as […] Read more »

Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State? 26March

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   9 Comments   |   March 26, 2014

You may have noticed that the gender pay gap varies — in some cases dramatically — from state to state. But do you know why? Read more »

A Fellowship Changes a Woman’s Life (and Women’s History) 26March

Anne Firor Scott at work on her doctoral dissertation at the Haverford College library in 1956
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 26, 2014

AAUW fellowships support women in a wide — and creative — variety of ways. Take Anne Firor Scott, who used her award in the 1950s to pay for a nanny while she finished her dissertation. Read more »

1 Year Later, These Students’ Projects Are Reaching Women around the World 26March

Dyna Kuthyola holds up a chalkboard sign reading, "Economic empowerment for women in Malawi."

In 2013, we funded 12 women’s commitments to empower women around the world through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Find out where they are now! Read more »

7 Schools That Empower Women 25March

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Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   March 25, 2014

Is your college one of the more than 800 AAUW partner member schools? If not, learn more about how your college can join AAUW and get access to exclusive benefits. […] Read more »

Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity 24March

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Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   March 24, 2014

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »