What the Fight for Grass at the Women’s World Cup Says to Girls 29August

two young women playing in a soccer game
Blog   |   Community   |   August 29, 2014

If grass is the field of choice for the men’s cup, then why will the Women’s World Cup in 2015 be played in stadiums that have turf? Could the answer be as simple as sexism? Read more »

Next Year, This Could Be You: My Journey on the Student Advisory Council 28August

Former National Student Advisory Council member Elba Moise introduces Chelsea Clinton at NCCWSL 2014.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2014

I successfully applied to be a member of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Months later, that decision brought me to Washington, D.C., to join other amazing women at the SAC kickoff leadership retreat. Read more »

For Nigerian Girls, Education Is the Key That Opens Doors to Progress 28August

AAUW Career Development Grantee Nnenna Agba
Blog   |   Education   |   August 28, 2014

Raised in Nigeria, AAUW grantee Nnenna Agba gained popularity when she went on the widely watched television show America’s Next Top Model. She holds degrees in chemistry and urban affairs, and she is the face of an NGO that provides Nigerian girls with scholarships. Read more »

19 Years Later, a Look Back at a Famous Women’s Conference 27August

Dali Tan presents the findings of her report in a borrowed tent at the 1995 U.N. world conference held in Beijing.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 27, 2014

When she was young, Dali Tan remembers her father talking about how a Catholic priest saved his life when he was gravely ill as a child in rural China. The […] Read more »

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account 20August

Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 20, 2014

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day 19August

Bessie Coleman and her plane, 1922
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »

Why Stereotypes Are Bad and What You Can Do about Them 13August

A girl in a red cape and mask raises her fist in the air
Blog   |   Community   |   August 13, 2014

We all know stereotypes are bad, but biases can be more ingrained — and dangerous — than we realize. So what do we do to combat our biased brains? Read more »

Why I Don’t Call My Daughter a Tomboy 12August

A young girl plays with a ball in the grass
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2014

As a dad, I have a personal stake in this issue. But I think we all need to be mindful of the language we use to refer to young girls — subconsciously, we may be perpetuating gender bias. Read more »

7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer 08August

likeagirl video screenshot
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

Photo courtesy of Maryland GovPics, Flickr
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 »