Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women 12June

Mothers Equal Pay Day anonymous

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Have This with Your Cupcake: Betty Crocker Was a Feminist! 12June

A series of illustrations of Betty Crocker from 1927 to 1996.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 12, 2014

The woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker was not only a feminist; she was a home economist, businesswoman, and advocate for homemakers. Read more »

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch! 12June

Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

New Student Government President Makes History at Rutgers 11June

Baffo stands at a podium with another student who is handing her a gavel.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014

Kristine Baffo talked to us about the hard work and strategy behind her successful run for Rutgers University Student Assembly president. Read more »

Supportive Dads Helped These Women Make History 11June

Malala Yousafzai sits at a conference table with her father.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014

In recognition of the great dads in our lives who encourage their daughters, here are some stellar father-daughter duos from the AAUW archives. Read more »

Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother 09June

A woman's picture next to the words "I am worth more."
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay 05June

I am worth more. Take the fight to social media.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »

Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal 04June

A group of Nepalese women smiling.

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »

Jessie Bernard: Master Scholar, Feminist, and Working Mom 03June

A picture of the book cover for The Jessie Bernard Reader showing Bernard's portrait

After years of struggling to find traction in academia despite her brilliant mind, Jessie Bernard blazed a path for future scholars in sociology and feminist theory — all while serving as breadwinner for her family. Read more »

In School or in the Street, Sexual Harassment Is a Daily Problem 03June

Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2014

“I was walking by, and they were yelling stuff like ‘hey you, hey sexy’ and stuff. And I’m like, what the heck? I was 14 at the time. These guys were in their 20s.” Read more »