More than STEM Skills: My Tech Trek Experience 17June

Shannon Cholakian (center) with her fellow peer counselors at Tech Trek in 2010
Blog   |   Education   |   June 17, 2015

Even though the camp was only a week long, my experience helped me establish life skills I use daily, empowered me to pursue leadership positions, and motivated me to follow my passions. Here is exactly what Tech Trek taught me. Read more »

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face 16June

A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”
Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   June 16, 2015

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them 12June

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 2015

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer” 11June

An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 11, 2015

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

78 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story 04June

Image showing that it takes mothers six extra months to earn what fathers earn in one year
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 04, 2015

The 78-cent pay gap is even wider for moms, minorities, and women with disabilities. Read more »

4 Must-Read Books by AAUW Fellows 03June

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Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 03, 2015

Need a good book? Look no further! Read more »

Losing an Old Dominion Institution: The Closing of Sweet Briar College 21May

Several AAUW presidents and fellows were also connected to Sweet Briar: from left, Anne Pannell, Meta Glass, and Elizabeth Jansma
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2015

On May 16, 2015, Sweet Briar College held its 106th and likely final commencement. We look back on AAUW’s historical ties with the women’s college. Read more »

Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s 07May

Image from "Angry Boy," 1950, via YouTube
Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

“Disgruntled” Author on Girls in Literature, Alienation, and Tolstoy 29April

Asali stands in front of a train station outside.
Blog   |   Community   |   April 29, 2015

2001–02 AAUW American Fellow Asali Solomon referenced Leo Tolstoy when describing the plot for her debut novel, Disgruntled. Tolstoy said, “All great literature is one of two stories; a man […] Read more »

Financial Literacy Year-Round 29April

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By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »