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

A group of young women stand together smiling

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 »

Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights 27January

AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle 26January

a row of people outside a school hold signs spelling out "Defend public schools."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union 21January

President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »