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 »

AAUW Alumna Gives back to the Boise Branch 10July

Molly O'Leary
Blog   |   Community   |   July 10, 2014

Molly O’Leary was a single mom supporting two kids when she received an AAUW grant that helped finance her through law school. Years later, she paid it forward by offering free legal help to an AAUW branch. Read more »

For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis 08July

Protesters hold letters spelling out "Higher Ed Not Debt"
Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2014

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

What Does the Hobby Lobby Decision Mean? 03July

AAUW staff and supporters protested Hobby Lobby's case at the Supreme Court.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   July 03, 2014

According to the Supreme Court, an employee’s contraception is her boss’s business after all. The disappointing decision has the potential to affect millions of women employees nationwide. Read more »

How I Survived My First Year in the Workforce 03July

Bethany stands with four other young women at an office.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 03, 2014

It’s been a year since I started my first job out of college, and the milestone got me thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are five of my tips for other women starting out in their careers. Read more »