7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer 08August

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Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 08, 2014

Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! Read more »

Raise the Minimum Wage, Shrink the Pay Gap 07August

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Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   August 07, 2014

Imagine what it would feel like if you hadn’t gotten a raise in over five years. Well, that’s the reality for our country’s minimum wage workers. Read more »

The Muddy Boots Scientist 06August

AAUW fellow Kate Himes in the mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan
Blog   |   Community   |   August 06, 2014

My American Fellowship helped me write my dissertation, purchase chemical reagents for experiments, and earn my doctorate. Now, I’m a “science diplomat” working in Kazakhstan and four other former Soviet republics. Read more »

Trading Pencils for Plows: College Women Save Farms during WWI 05August

Women from the Land Army helped keep farms going when male workers went overseas during World War I.
Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2014

As men left for the front during WWI, college women at home stepped in to take care of the agriculture industry. Read more »

3 Steps to Overcoming Negotiation Bias 04August

A woman sits across a table from a man in an office meeting room
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2014

Negotiating a fair starting salary is crucial because it helps determine future raises and bonuses. But gender bias and stereotypes create treacherous backlash for women at work. So how do you make sure you get paid what you’re worth? Read more »

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership? 31July

Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.
Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   July 31, 2014

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose 30July

Jessica Gottsleben headshot
Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Not All Patriots Are Fighters 23July

Ruth Holden documentary cover

AAUW European Fellow Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Read more »

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice 16July

Beatrice Tinsley

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too! 11July

Molly Rockett stands in front of her campaign signs.

Molly Rockett is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She also holds a local government position in her hometown. Read more »