The Child Care Conundrum 27May

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

These Women Stargazers Helped Us Understand the Universe 27May

Elsa van Dien and family
Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014

As in many STEM fields, women astronomers faced an uphill battle to find acceptance among their male peers. Read more »

7 Ways Students Are Taking On Campus Sexual Assault 22May

A name badge reading "Advocate" in the name slot
Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   May 22, 2014

Across the country, college students are taking a stand against sexual assault. Here are some of their stories. Read more »

Support Growth, Be Open to Failure, and Other Supervisor Lessons Learned 21May

Three women stand at an exhibit table stacked with pamplets and other trinckets.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 21, 2014

Looking back at our four-year professional relationship, I know that we have both learned a lot about supervision and managing up. Here are a few of the lessons I learned as a supervisor and mentor. Read more »

My Supervisor, My Mentor: 7 Lessons Learned from My Intern-Supervisor Relationship 20May

Christine Hernandez and Mabinty Quarshie hold signs from their alma matters California State University, Fullerton and George Mason University.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2014

Christine and I have now worked with each other for four years — first at George Mason University and then at AAUW. Our relationship taught me professional lessons that could be helpful for other new professionals and interns out there. Read more »

6 Ways You Can Help Close the Confidence Gap 19May

A copy of the book "The Confidence Code" lying in the sand.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   May 19, 2014

The Confidence Code has spurred a lively debate about gender inequality in the workplace — should we be empowering women to be more confident or putting the pressure instead on longstanding cultural and legislative barriers? Well, we think it’s some of both. Read more »

Backwoods Adventurer, Endangered Cat Defender, Moose Expert 14May

Heidi Kretser

Kretser calls herself the “token social scientist,” and her work has taken her from Nepal to the Adirondacks to a military training camp to teach soldiers about illegal wildlife products. Read more »

77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story 14May

A group of students marching and holding a banner reading, "Equal Pay Now"
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 14, 2014

In my former life as a journalist, one of the first rules I learned was to look at a story from every angle. After all, an issue is never one-dimensional. […] Read more »

Kids and a Career: It Shouldn’t Be This Hard 09May

The Outlook magazine cover features a mother and daughter sitting on the floor with laptops.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 09, 2014

Many of us are or will be parents, and most of us have to work outside the home. So why does it still seem so difficult to balance family and career? Read more »

From Mason Jar to Wonder Drug: Rachel Fuller Brown and the Development of Nystatin 07May

Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Brown work in their lab in the 1950s
Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2014

Rachel Fuller Brown, the scientist who developed the first antifungal antibiotic, started testing her groundbreaking drug by mailing soil samples in mason jars. Read more »