How to Fall in Love with Computer Science, from a Professor 22April

A woman programmer works at a computer.
Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2015

“Computer science isn’t just something you’re born being able to do or not. Everyone struggles.” Read more »

How Anthropology Can Transform Global Health Efforts 15April

Jean Hunleth stands in a field of grass in Africa.

As the largest Ebola outbreak in history claims thousands of lives and developing countries continue to fight tuberculosis and HIV and AIDS crises, many of us wonder: Are we approaching […] Read more »

Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State? 14April

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Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged 14April

An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

What Can Teachers Do? And More Questions on Solving the Equation 31March

Members of the panel from the launch of AAUW's Solving the Equation report in Silicon Valley
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2015

We didn’t get to address all of your questions about our report Solving the Equation during our launch event, so our researchers wanted to answer a few more queries here on our blog. Read more »

10 Ways to Get More Women into Engineering and Tech 26March

A woman reads a computer monitor
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   March 26, 2015

What if we told you there are things you can do differently in your daily life to get more women into engineering and tech? Read more »

Women Get in the Game 24March

Mary Flanagan at Tiltfactor, a studio at Dartmouth that is dedicated to designing and studying games that have a positive social impact.

Video games are maturing as an industry and an art form, generating $21 billion last year in U.S. revenue. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the gaming community is expanding beyond the stereotype of teenage boys playing Grand Theft Auto. Read more »

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture 24March

Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015

The best part of Lara’s job is getting to help people every day. The worst part is being a part of “a little snake pit of the patriarchy.” Read more »

I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce 19March

Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

What Learning about the Earth Can Do for a Girl 18March

Girls in the ECO Girls program visit a local farmers market.

This AAUW grantee founded an organization to build girls’ confidence and consciousness by helping them interact with the ecological community around them. Read more »