4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM 29October

Seaira Christian-Daniels in a graduation cap and gown hugging her mom
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

For Women and Girls, an Important Year at the Supreme Court 29October

AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2015

This year, the court will see a serious challenge to affirmative action, new threats to contraceptive access, and a potential watershed case for reproductive rights. Read more »

Domestic Violence: 6 Ways Celebrities are Raising Awareness, and How You Can Help 28October

It's on Us campaign video screen shot
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2015

Everyone has a right to healthy, happy, and safe relationships. Watch these videos of celebrities who agree. Read more »

The High Cost of Unequal Pay 27October

Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.
Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

The 10 Scariest Pictures You’ll See This Halloween 22October

Just 24 Fortune 500 companies are led by women.

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. Read more »

The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges 21October

Shaneen Harris
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 21, 2015

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween 19October

Mindy Kaling in character as Mindy Lahiri wearing a bright outfit and a yellow construction hat
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 2015

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence 16October

Photo courtesy of Red Carpet Report on Mingle Media TV, via Flickr Creative Commons
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

10 Women Who Belong on the $10 Bill 14October

Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 14, 2015

No matter who is finally selected, this has been an excellent opportunity to remember the many women who deserve more recognition than the history books have given them. As U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios put it, “This is not about currency design. This is much bigger.”
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Your New #SquadGoals: 10 Fierce Feminists 12October

Jiyu Zhou
Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   October 12, 2015

These multilingual, multifaceted ladies are our future physicians, policy makers, community organizers, and leaders in business — in other words, the feminist #SquadGoals you’ve been dreaming of. Read more »