AAUW Speaks on Troublesome Campus Sexual Assault Data at the National Press Club 25January

Anne Hedgepeth at a press podium

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz and Anne Hedgepeth were invited to speak to a full audience of press and local AAUW members on much-needed legislation to help end sexual assault on college campuses. Read more »

4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners 21January

Women members of Congress in pink softball outfits
Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

National Mentoring Month: Why Sponsorship Matters for Women in STEM 21January

Two women in office attire looking forward
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 21, 2016

Although both mentoring and sponsorship can improve women’s recruitment and retention in STEM, AAUW’s “Solving the Equation” research report suggests that sponsorship may be uniquely beneficial. Read more »

Why President Obama’s Final State of the Union Matters for Women and Girls 14January

President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address in front of a large crowd
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2016

The president’s speech hit on some important AAUW priorities — and was disappointingly silent on other key issues like ending violence against women and the attacks on women’s access to reproductive health services and birth control. Read more »

Finding Community and Belonging with AAUW 12January

College student standing with AAUW sign around her head.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 12, 2016

As a transfer student and new mom, Theresa Johnson wasn’t sure how going back to college would be. But the sense of community she found with AAUW has given her new friendships and opportunities that go beyond her dreams. Read more »

New Subscription Service for Emerging “Steminists” 11January

StemBox founder with recipients
Blog   |   Community   |   January 11, 2016

Kina McAllister wanted to experiment. She wanted to be challenged, to get her hands dirty, to play with the toys beyond the pink aisle. She was a budding scientist, eager […] Read more »

Play Bingo with AAUW as You Follow Obama’s Final State of the Union! 05January

SOTU Bingo 2016 1
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 05, 2016

Every year we tune in to hear what the president promises to do to move women’s issues forward and we will be especially interested to see what he proposes as he works to establish his legacy. This year, the speech is set for January 12, and we ask you to help us follow along through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

In Your Own Words: AAUW’s Impact on Real Lives in 2015 18December

Using clinometers, Tech Trek campers learn how to measure the heights of trees.
Blog   |   Community   |   December 18, 2015

At the core of AAUW is the empowerment of women and girls. This is most evident in the feedback we get from the people affected by our programs. Whether it’s […] Read more »

Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism 17December

A participant in the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University tears up a piece of paper reading "bossy."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

7 Feminist Resolutions for the New Year 15December

The astrological symbol for women
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   December 15, 2015

How will you be a more thoughtful, inclusive, active feminist in 2016? Here are seven suggested resolutions for the coming year. Read more »