The Peacemaker 27April

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 27, 2009

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, one of the keynote speakers at this year’s NCCWSL, has dedicated her life to conflict resolution. I am eager to learn about her experiences with apartheid and […] Read more »

Get Ready for Equal Pay Day 24April

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 24, 2009

The May issue of Redbook magazine has a great story entitled “Are Women Really Worth Less than Men? Our Government Says No, Our Paychecks Say Yes.” The article talks about […] Read more »

Equal Pay for Equal Work 24April

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 24, 2009

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day takes place on the fourth Thursday in April. This year, I took my five-year-old niece Lucy to a nearby bakery to learn […] Read more »

Comprehensive Sex Education 23April

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 23, 2009

This morning the Today Show ventured into rarely tread territory for morning shows with guests discussing virginity and comprehensive sex education. The verbal spar between Jessica Valenti and Lakita Garth […] Read more »

Women Protest a New Shia Law in Afghanistan 23April

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 23, 2009

Last week in Kabul, approximately 300 women gathered to protest a new law for Shia Afghans. The law would, among other things, make marital rape legal. In a direct protest […] Read more »

Members Go “Green” for Girls in STEM 22April

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 22, 2009

Last weekend at the AAUW of Florida state convention in Gainesville, more than 30 AAUW women built green homes with nontraditional materials. Graham crackers with frosting mortar formed the main […] Read more »

Recession in Focus: Here Comes the Class of 2009 21April

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 21, 2009

It’s early May, and the bands are playing while the senior classes at thousands of universities walk down stunning lawns, walkways, and stages decked with floral arrangements and lined with […] Read more »

Honoring AAUW Members 21April

Blog   |   Community   |   10 Comments   |   April 21, 2009

As President Obama gets ready to sign the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act today, we thought to take a moment and honor National Volunteer Week (April 19–25, 2009), signed […] Read more »

Twitter: More than “What Are You Doing?” 20April

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   April 20, 2009

As a person relatively new to Twitter, I have spent time watching several conversations in the past, but last night I felt compelled to participate. Fem 2.0 hosted a Tweetchat […] Read more »

Economic Downturn for ‘Real’ Families 20April

Blog   |   Community   |   April 20, 2009

So last week the Washington Post published two articles focusing on the impact of the economic downturn on area families. The first family profiled, the Coughlins, are a dual earner […] Read more »