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 »

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement 01July

Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

These 5 College Students Are Proof that Women Win Elections 30June

Christina Beer
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 30, 2014

A new study found that at our current rate, it will take women 100 years to achieve parity with men in Congress. The good news is that we can change that trend by encouraging more women to run for office from a young age. Read more »

The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act 30June

Rep. Martha Griffiths stands in front of the Capitol.
Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   June 30, 2014

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not just prohibit discrimination based on race. Gender is also a crucial part of the bill, and there’s a fascinating story behind how it got there. Read more »

Guerilla Regiments, Frontier Doctors, and Civil Rights Activists: Just Another Day in AAUW’s Archives 25June

Caroline McGill
Blog   |   Community   |   June 25, 2014

AAUW’s fellows have fascinating stories to tell — of obstacles overcome, world events witnessed, bravery and courage displayed. Here are a few of the many stories we’ve pulled from the archives this year. Read more »

These Two Laws Protect You from Sexual Assault on Campus. Know Them. 20June

Photo by Vanessa on Flickr, Creative Commons.
Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   June 20, 2014

This year, schools face new requirements, and new resources are available for enforcing the laws that can help end campus sexual assault. But many students don’t know what the laws say and how they protect victims’ rights on campus — not just to safety but to accommodations after an assault. Read more »

The Revolutionized Soul of a Lamb 19June

Gisela Konopka AAUW Achievement Award in 1977

A prolific writer of academic articles and books about group social work, including one of the first studies of troubled girls, Gisela Konopka received an AAUW Achievement Award in 1977. Read more »