7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality 20August

Dorothy Height
Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   August 20, 2015

In honor of Women’s Equality Day, here are seven amazing women of color who have helped fight for — and win — greater equality for women. Read more »

2015 State Equal Pay Legislation by the Numbers 20August

gender pay gap by state map
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 20, 2015

With equal pay wins, bills pending, and some legislation waiting in the wings, here’s what’s happening with equal pay across the country. Read more »

AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce 17August

A man leans over a small West African girl and gives her medication
Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Sexual Assault: An Unspoken Barrier to Higher Ed 13August

Actress Kerry Washington and basketball player Kevin Love from the “It’s on Us” video
Blog   |   Education   |   August 13, 2015

Fewer than 5 percent of college rape survivors report their attacks to law enforcement, and those who do rarely find justice. Read more »

Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz? 12August

A grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter pose together for a photo.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   August 12, 2015

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate 07August

The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

A Term of Victories 05August

A woman smiling in front of the Supreme Court holding a marriage equality flag
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 05, 2015

This Supreme Court term brought victories in pregnancy discrimination law, voting rights, health care, and marriage equality. Read more »

How to Unleash Girls’ Natural Potential in STEM 04August

A girl works on a lab experiment
Blog   |   Community   |   August 04, 2015

Green Works conducted an experiment. The task: to draw scientists. The result: Nearly all of the girls drew men. Read more »

AAUW’s 2015–16 Fellows and Grantees Will Change the World 01August

Pursue your childhood dream. Apply for a fellowship or grant today.
Blog   |   Education   |   August 01, 2015

Our 2015-16 fellowships and grants program awarded a total of 3.7 million in funding for individual women and community projects serving women and girls. Read more »

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM 31July

Ennico-Smith (far right) celebrates with her NASA team as the Pluto mission completes a successful flyby.
Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2015

The New Horizons mission marks a monumental step forward in gender diversity in the sciences, with women composing 25 percent of the team. Read more »