How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay 20April

Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race 19April

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016

In preparation for writing our new research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, AAUW’s research team conducted an exhaustive (and exhausting) review of the recent academic […] Read more »

10 Times Women Gave Great Advice on Running for Office 15April

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Didn’t make it to an Elect Her this year? Never fear! Here are some of the best pieces of advice from this year’s workshops. Read more »

The Achievement Award Series: Gwendolen Carter 13April

1962 AAUW Achievement Award recipient Gwendolen Carter.

Carter helped to pioneer the first African studies program in the United States at Northwestern University in 1948. Today, this field of study has evolved from being active on just one campus to being a thriving program that’s offered at more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. Read more »

Why We Need Intersectionality Week 13April

Group of women at a tabling event for YWTF.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt 12April

Woman smiling in front of college campus

Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »

Do My State Officials Care about My Equal Pay? 08April

Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Image via Marc Herman, Flickr Commons.
Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2016

Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Read more »

Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women 08April

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Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary 07April

Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life. “I wasn’t aware of how […] Read more »

She Should Be the Boss 04April

Bad for business: Women leaders make companies stronger and more profitable. Why are there still so few women executives? 63% white men, 24% white women, 2% black women, 1% Hispanic women, 1% Asian American women, less than 1% women of other racial and ethnic groups
Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 04, 2016

Leadership equity is a positive change for everyone. Evidence shows that having more women in management and leadership positions leads to greater engagement in the workforce. It also correlates with healthy profits. Read more »