Learning from the Future: A Report from an AAUW Tech Savvy Conference 10February

YWTF Chicago chapter members attended a Tech Savvy conference in Illinois
Blog   |   Education   |   February 10, 2015

There is no doubt about it, YWTF Chicago will be back at AAUW’s TechSavvy events in 2015. Here’s what the YWTF chapter had to say about the STEM conference. Read more »

AAUW’s Support of Hungarian Scientists 06February

1935-36 AAUW Fellow Dr. Erzsébet Kol in a lab full of glass bottles
Blog   |   Community   |   February 06, 2015

Last year AAUW began a collaboration with the Alcoa Foundation to encourage new generations of scientists, engineers, and mathematicians and to extend our own successful STEM programs to sites where […] Read more »

Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women 04February

Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes 29January

A group of young women stand together smiling

The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »

Roe’s Legacy Is More than Reproductive Rights 27January

AAUW President Marjorie Bell Chambers and Sarah Weddington read the AAUW research report, But We Will Persist, 1979. Weddington spoke at the 1979 AAUW convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 27, 2015

The attorney who argued and won the case that legalized abortion was just 26 at the time. Find out why Sarah Weddington surprised and inspired a generation of advocates. Read more »

School Vouchers Discriminate — Don’t Do the Voucher Hustle 26January

a row of people outside a school hold signs spelling out "Defend public schools."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 26, 2015

Help us oppose voucher schemes, thinly veiled as “school choice,” by sending a message to your senators urging them to oppose vouchers and support education priorities that benefit all children. Read more »

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union 21January

President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

A Look Back at where Pay Equity Has Been and where It’s Going 20January

Unfair pay
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   11 Comments   |   January 20, 2015

When it comes to reaching pay equity, the pace of change is glacial. Just how long will it take until we see equal pay? At this rate, it could be more than 100 years. Read more »

Thriving or Surviving in the Freelance Economy 14January

A year and a half after graduating from college, Amanda Herman is juggling several jobs, including one as a house manager at a theater.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 14, 2015

Freelance work is on the rise. But is it a boon or a burden for women workers? Read more »

Life after the Revolution: Tunisian Women’s Economic Empowerment 14January

A Tunisian woman photographed just before the 2011 election walks by a wall with graffiti against secularism.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2015

Tunisia has long led the Arab world in gender equality, with laws on polygamy, marriage age, property ownership, and child custody. Still, the country’s relatively progressive laws have not translated into women’s economic empowerment. Read more »