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 »

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem 21July

A bill showing a drawing of an African American woman and 6.4 for the value
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   7 Comments   |   July 21, 2015

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Thank You for Helping Us Build This Award-Winning Community 08July

Members of the AAUW online content team pose with our 2015 EXCEL awards.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2015

This summer, AAUW was honored by two major associations for our outstanding communications. Read more »

11 Projects That Will Inspire You to Fight Gender Stereotypes 07July

A poster from the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University
Blog   |   Campus   |   July 07, 2015

Read what 11 teams of young people did to fight sexism and racism on campus. I dare you to walk away uninspired! Read more »

Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like 06July

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   July 06, 2015

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations 06July

FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.
Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 2015

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

She Wanted to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and Now Title IX Can Protect Her 01July

graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college
Blog   |   Campus   |   July 01, 2015

Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »

These Campus Women Won! 26June

Elect Her; campaign poster

In 2015, 76 percent of Elect Her participants who reported running for office on campus won their campaigns. Meet some of the winners! Read more »

Legislative Tactic Could Revoke Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Other Laws Helping Women 25June

Three young women stand with a sign that says "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2015

Many states are passing “preemption bills” that threaten existing legislation upholding AAUW policy issues like equal pay provisions, minimum wage increases, paid sick days, and LGBT safeguards. Read more »

4 Ways Young Women Can Take Action on Education Equity 25June

A headshot of Sarah Stitzlein

Whether you are teaching a young girl the importance of speaking up or reaching out to Title IX coordinators on your campus, know that there are ways to overcome sex discrimination for all women in schools. Read more »