How to Fight Your Own Implicit Biases 30March

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2016

There’s no way to be totally certain that we’re being 100 percent fair at all times. But there are concrete steps that individuals and institutions can take to reduce the effects of implicit bias. Read more »

Muslim Feminism in History: Halidé Edib Adivar 28March

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Blog   |   Community   |   March 28, 2016

Halidé Edib Adivar (1884–1964) was a Turkish novelist, feminist, and advocate for women’s rights who wore many hats during her lifetime. She was best known around the world for her writing, in which she criticized the lack of rights of Turkish women. Read more »

Navigating Ocean Conservation as a Woman of Color 25March

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Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2016

2010–11 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson works as an independent consultant with nonprofit organizations that specialize in ocean conservation. Being a leader and a woman of color in a white, male-dominated field has not come without its bumps in the road, but, she says, she refuses to allow these stereotypes to stop her from doing her job. Read more »

Run like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates throughout History 21March

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016

Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. And this year, two high-profile women entered the race. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling. Read more »

Women’s Words to Lead By 21March

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016

Get inspired and fired up with these words from some great women leaders. Read more »

Why We Need to Stop Equating Leadership with Masculinity 18March

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2016

What’s really going on when we assume that people in powerful positions are men? Why does this happen, and what does it mean about how we perceive women leaders? AAUW’s new research report finds that the reasons why we equate men and masculinity with leadership has little do with facts and a lot to do with stereotypes and assumptions. Read more »

You Might Not Know These Remarkable Women, but You Should 17March

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 17, 2016

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating some remarkable women you might not know about but should. From the halls of Congress to the U.N. to movie theaters, these women are blazing trails and empowering women and girls everywhere. Read more »

How Women and Girls Are Marching Toward Equity in Sports 16March

Paige Robnett, senior program associate of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, in a team photo with her college basketball team.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 16, 2016

In the U.S., girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys have and are offered only 43 percent of the opportunities to play sports in college. Read more »

8 Easy Steps to Your Best Résumé and Cover Letter 15March

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Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 15, 2016

Everyone has a different opinion about what your résumé and cover letter should look like, but certain strategies can make your application stand out across the board. Read more »

Cheer for Equal Pay with Your NCAA Brackets 15March

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 15, 2016

AAUW’s pay gap playoff brackets predict the victors of the women’s and men’s championships by calculating the gap between the mean earnings of female and male graduates 10 years after entry to college. Will you cheer with us for the teams will the smallest gap? Read more »