A One-Woman Crusade for Justice 21March

A black and white photo of a woman standing on the stoops of a building that is covered in ivy cut around a plackard that says American Association of University Women
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 21, 2014

Althea Kratz Hottel’s career reads like a true success story in academia. Spending most of her career in some way affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, she became the university’s first dean of women, not to mention the first female ever to hold the position of dean on the campus. Read more »

3 Reasons Why You Should Negotiate Your Salary 20March

A young woman sits at a conference table with two people interviewing her.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   March 20, 2014

Research shows I’m not the only woman who’s missed that opportunity to negotiate in my career. Read more »

Budget 101: You Are What You Fund 19March

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 19, 2014

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Gap in Coaches’ Salaries Guides NCAA Tournament Picks 18March

Salary Showdown Womens Bracket
Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   March 18, 2014

The 100-plus schools in the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments all pay coaches for men’s sports teams more — often much more — on average than coaches for women’s sports teams. How’s that for March madness? Read more »

On McCarthy’s Blacklist: Celebrating AAUW and Women’s History 17March

A black-and-white photo of Brunauer at a writing desk
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 17, 2014

In his notorious five-hour speech in 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy accused Esther Brunauer of being “instrumental in committing this organization to the support of various [communist] front enterprises.” Brunauer and her husband, like many of their peers at the time, were named as security risks and dismissed from their positions. Read more »

Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table? 14March

Patricia looks back from her seat in the stadium seating. Far below is the stage.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Never Underestimate the Power of a Girl and Her Pen 12March

Keren Taylor with members of WriteGirls
Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2014

“I left the corporate world, and I just didn’t want to go back to it,” said Keren Taylor. “I wanted to do something different that would be inspiring and bring […] Read more »

Beyond Camping and Cookies: AAUW and the Girl Scouts 11March

Juliette Gordon Low in uniform awarding the Golden Eaglet to a Girl Scout, 1919.
Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2014

This week, we celebrate Girl Scout Week. Maybe you were a Girl Scout yourself, or perhaps you have one in your family. Or you may just love those cookies! But […] Read more »

The Fight against Campus Sexual Assault Gets Boost from Its Recent Spotlight and Advocacy Efforts 11March

A woman talks to a megaphone to a group of young people including one woman holding a sign that says "End the Culture of Silence"
Blog   |   Campus   |   March 11, 2014

In the last year colleges and universities have worked to better prevent and respond to campus sexual assault, and the momentum continues to build amid White House attention, implementation of a new law, and ongoing high-profile rape and sexual assault cases. Read more »

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day 07March

Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »