What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership 20October

A male teacher stands up and talks to a group of students.
Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Pre-Election To-Do List for Women Voters 17October

Chalk outline of the word VOTE.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   October 17, 2014

Ladies, are you ready to vote? Your role in an election is about much more than marking a ballot. You need to know your voting rights and learn about the midterm election before you vote. Read more »

Too Many States Have Never Elected Women to High Office. We’re Changing That. 16October

AAUW staff show off all of our Elect Her-Campus Women Win sites across the country.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014

Thanks to things like cultural stereotypes, women are not running for office. And it’s everybody’s loss. We want more women to say yes when someone asks them to run. Read more »

10 Campus Women to Watch Out For 14October

Rickelle Mason
Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   October 14, 2014

This year’s SAC members are world travelers, LGBT advocates, writers, artists, and — most important — trailblazers. We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2014–15 ladies of the SAC. Read more »

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce 08October

A portrait of Juanita Kreps
Blog   |   Community   |   October 08, 2014

As president of Duke University and the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of commerce, this economist blazed many trails. Read more »

Last in Statehood but First in Reproductive Choice 06October

Abortion; pro-choice; women with signs
Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2014

In 1970, AAUW members in Hawaii spearheaded an effort to repeal the state’s restrictive abortion law, making Hawaii the first state to legalize abortion. Read more »

Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h” 02October

mathsocks
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me 30September

Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On 29September

We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.
Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos 29September

Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.
Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »