Empowering Global Leaders 09November

A group of four young women greet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Donya Nasser shakes his hand.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 09, 2015

At age 22, Donya Nasser has made it all the way to the United Nations. Over the next year she will attend high-level meetings and forums and travel across the country to support gender equality. Read more »

Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science? 09November

A woman holds up some sort of robot that’s connected to a computer.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 09, 2015

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Let’s Ratify the ERA: A Look at Where We Are Now 05November

President Jimmy Carter signs a document in the White House with more than a dozen women and men standing behind him.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 05, 2015

The ERA would guarantee constitutional equality between men and women — a concept the majority of Americans agree is necessary. In fact, most people believe the ERA has already been ratified. Read more »

Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee 04November

Keita Wangari attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »

When States Fail at Political Equity, Women Students Step Up 03November

A woman frowning with her hands on her hips
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 03, 2015

There are still a few states that have never elected a woman to either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate. Elect Her attendees are working on fixing that. Read more »

(Re)call of Duty: Did SXSW Give In to Online Harassment? 02November

A woman shown from overhead with pink hair working at a laptop
Blog   |   Community   |   November 02, 2015

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) publicly decided to concede to threats of violence by allowing anonymous bullies to stake their claim in what has become the largest convergence of technology and art in the country. Read more »

Being a Top Earner Didn’t Stop This Woman from Being Forced out of Finance 30October

Mothers Equal Pay Day anonymous
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015

The Fortune 500 company Jane worked for had paid her a small fraction of what it paid her male colleagues, justifying it partially because she might get pregnant. Read more »

At the UN: New Goals for Sustainable Development 30October

The United Nations' sustainable development goals in illustrations
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015

These 17 goals will provide a framework for international cooperation based on agreed strategic objectives and will bring money and effort to the most globally pressing issues, one of which is equality for women and girls. Read more »

4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM 29October

Seaira Christian-Daniels in a graduation cap and gown hugging her mom
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

For Women and Girls, an Important Year at the Supreme Court 29October

AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2015

This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »