The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term 04August

Supreme Court building
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Don’t Boo — Vote! 04August

2016 Campaign Vote Buttons
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   August 04, 2016

The balloons have dropped, both parties have selected their nominees, and now the time has come for AAUW members across the country to roll up their sleeves and get out […] Read more »

How to Design a Feminist Monument 20July

Declaration of Sentiments Waterwall
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 20, 2016

“What are my goals? To live, for architecture is my life.” This is how Ray Kinoshita Mann described her professional goals when she applied for AAUW’s Selected Professions Fellowship in 1986. Read more »

Following the Fellows: Establishing Legal Rights to Women’s Equality in Tanzania and Kenya 13July

Miriam Matinda
Blog   |   Community   |   July 13, 2016

The Tanzanian government currently lists the number of registered and eligible voters by gender and region online. The data was published just days after Miriam Matinda, a 2015–16 AAUW International Fellow, published an article in The Guardian with the headline: “Will women’s votes determine the winner?” Read more »

100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia 12July

A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion 05July

AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the 2016 AAUW Title IX Champion award ceremony.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 05, 2016

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. Read more »

Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees 01July

2016-17 Career Development Grantee Ishah Dominguez
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2016

AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888. For the 2016–17 academic year alone, more than 230 women and community projects serving women and girls will receive $3.7 million. Read more »

AAUW Stands United at White House United State of Women Summit 29June

United State of Women Logo
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2016

  Shannon Cholakian is a former AAUW National Student Advisory Council member from California State University, Long Beach. AAUW wants to thank Shannon along with the rest of the summit […] Read more »

Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes 28June

Purdue University’s  display  about the underrepresentation of women and other groups in engineering.
Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today 24June

Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl
Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »