I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce 19March

Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

What Learning about the Earth Can Do for a Girl 18March

Girls in the ECO Girls program visit a local farmers market.

This AAUW grantee founded an organization to build girls’ confidence and consciousness by helping them interact with the ecological community around them. Read more »

Bet on Fairness for This Year’s NCAA Brackets 17March

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As more than 100 college and university women’s and men’s basketball teams rev up for this year’s March Madness, we root for our home teams and hope for clean, fair […] Read more »

Is Computing Just for Men? 11March

Girls and boys in computer lab
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 11, 2015

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

From Curious Little Girl to Household Breadwinner 09March

Stephanie in a portrait with her two kids.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 09, 2015

It was one thing to be a minority in her high school and college engineering programs, but being an African American woman in the technology field took on new meaning when it came time for Stephanie to support her family. Read more »

3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity 12February

A woman cheering at a computer
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2015

From big companies like Sony Pictures, Apple, and Target to small businesses, vulnerability of digital data to cyberattacks has become a national crisis. But the gender gap in cybersecurity careers remains vast. Read more »

Learning from the Future: A Report from an AAUW Tech Savvy Conference 10February

YWTF Chicago chapter members attended a Tech Savvy conference in Illinois
Blog   |   Education   |   February 10, 2015

There is no doubt about it, YWTF Chicago will be back at AAUW’s TechSavvy events in 2015. Here’s what the YWTF chapter had to say about the STEM conference. Read more »

AAUW’s Support of Hungarian Scientists 06February

1935-36 AAUW Fellow Dr. Erzsébet Kol in a lab full of glass bottles
Blog   |   Community   |   February 06, 2015

Last year AAUW began a collaboration with the Alcoa Foundation to encourage new generations of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and to extend our own successful STEM programs to sites where […] Read more »

Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women 04February

Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes 29January

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The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »