Now Announcing… 20October

Blog   |   Community   |   October 20, 2008

AAUW has selected the new Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2008–09 year! We received a large number of applications this year, and we are heartened by how many wonderful […] Read more »

Meet Elaine Hale: Chemical Engineer 17October

Blog   |   Education   |   October 17, 2008

Elaine Hale, a 2003–04 Selected Professions Fellow, considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, a character trait that works in her favor in her new position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As […] Read more »

Powerhouse Women 16October

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 16, 2008

What do Angela Merkel, Condoleezza Rice, Cristina Fernandez, Yulia Tymoshenko, Sonia Gandhi, Michelle Bachelet, Nancy Pelosi, and Hillary Clinton have in common? Forbes just named them some of the World’s […] Read more »

Blog Action Day: When Will We Teach Poverty in a History Class? 15October

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 15, 2008

On this day in 1987, the United Nations considered the eradication of poverty as a top priority. But it took the UN until 1993 to devote a day to an […] Read more »

Blog Action Day: Dying to Give Life 15October

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

The global economic crisis is shining a light on the “haves,” but things won’t change much for the “have nots.” They will still be poor, without access to clean water, […] Read more »

Blog Action Day: Pay Equity to Help End Poverty 15October

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Conversations about poverty often revolve around comparing and contrasting people on either side of a government-established income level, trying to process exactly what causes poverty and how to improve the […] Read more »

Blog Action Day: Women and Poverty 15October

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Back in the day on “girls’ night out,” I would sit around, wine in hand, with friends as we plotted our retirement. All of us worked for nonprofits that had […] Read more »

Ice Breaker or Noise Maker? 13October

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 13, 2008

How very exciting to be attending the BlogHerDC conference and blogging while the noise of the conference surrounds me. Our first action — Who knew we’d be standing in two […] Read more »

Meet Rashi Bahri: Talk Show Host, Screenplay Writer, Producer, Director 10October

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   October 10, 2008

I remember once, after a knock-down, drag-out battle about whether or not I should take a year off of college to travel the west coast — my corner said yes […] Read more »

Supreme Court Hears Harassment Case 09October

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   October 09, 2008

Monday marked the first day of the U.S. Supreme Court’s new term. During this term, the court will hear cases covering a number of important issues, including employment discrimination, free […] Read more »