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   |   1 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 »

Follow the State of the Union with AAUW — and Bingo! 09January

President Barack Obama stands at a podium in front of a crowd.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 09, 2015

Help us follow along with the State of the Union through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. You could win a prize! Read more »

114th Congress’ Education Priorities Must Provide Equitable Opportunities for Students 06January

A young girl sits with a school workbook
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   January 06, 2015

U.S. Congress and the president have not been able to agree on the nation’s education priorities for more than a decade. The expired No Child Left Behind bill continues to be the law of the land without changes to reflect current education priorities. Read more »

A Time of Giving 15December

A person holds a wrapped gift.
Blog   |   Community   |   December 15, 2014

AAUW member Krys Wulff shares her insights on the origins of the giving spirit and why it’s so important. Read more »

Exploring the Gender Gap in Business 05December

mind the gap by Rupert Ganzer, on Flickr
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2014

How can we expect girls to desire jobs in business if the odds are stacked against them? Read more »

We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers 04December

A woman stands at a microphone while people in the background hold signs.

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!) 01December

A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins 24November

Frances Perkins
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »