Women’s Equality Day @ Convention 27August

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 27, 2008

While Tuesday was not designated “women’s issues day” at the Democratic National Convention, it certainly felt like it — which seems appropriate, given that the day also marked the anniversary […] Read more »

Education Olympics 27August

Blog   |   Education   |   August 27, 2008

All this recent talk of Olympic gold medals and international competition has stirred my patriotic streak. I hope you caught the bug as well. But cheering got me thinking — […] Read more »

Tales of the Olympics 26August

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

 I wanted to write a piece about women in the Olympics and found myself moved by stories that weren’t necessarily about medal winners at all. Here are some Olympic tales […] Read more »

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy 26August

Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) speaks at the Seniors Caucus
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Unconventional Women 25August

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 25, 2008

This is Lisa Maatz, your intrepid AAUW Public Policy Director, blogging to you directly from the Denver Convention Center. While I have a moment to catch my breath, I thought […] Read more »

A Glass Ceiling in the Governor’s Office 25August

Policy Leaders by Gender, 1997-2007
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   August 25, 2008

A new report was published by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at the University of Albany entitled Glass Ceiling in Gubernatorial Appointments 1997-2007: Appointed Policy Makers […] Read more »

Meet Catherine Cole 22August

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Blog   |   Education   |   August 22, 2008

Catherine Cole: Professor, Performer, Survivor Most universities have a wide range of professors — from the snore-invoking ones who can’t draw students away from their newspapers to the engaging teachers […] Read more »

Redefining Back to School 21August

Blog   |   Education   |   6 Comments   |   August 21, 2008

Two months ago I submitted my first AAUW blog post about my journey from Campinas, Brazil, where I was working as a high school English teacher, to Washington, D.C., in […] Read more »

Inspired by Class Action 20August

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2008

I just finished reading Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law, by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, and it was […] Read more »

Independent Convention 19August

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   August 19, 2008

As we watch with bated breath (or not), the proceedings leading to the Republican or Democratic Conventions, I paused to give thought to those Independents among us. Long perceived as […] Read more »