Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story 25September

The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

AAUW’s “Uncanny Foresight”: A Fellowship for Latin America 24September

Photograph, Margarita Mieres-Cartes de Rivas, Latin American Fellow, 1923
Blog   |   Community   |   September 24, 2014

In 1917, ACA leaders announced the establishment of the Latin American Fellowship to support Latin America women’s study in the United States. Read more »

By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap 18September

not enough change
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   12 Comments   |   September 18, 2014

Imagine you work a job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings. Read more »

On Happiness, Entrepreneurship, and Beauty 17September

A woman stands outside her "bus shop" in Baltimore
Blog   |   Community   |   September 17, 2014

Nazish Zafar has traveled the world documenting the struggles and successes of urban small business owners in stunning photographs. Read more »

Why I Fought for VAWA 20 Years Ago, and Why It Still Matters 16September

Vice President Joe Biden speaks on the 20th anniversary of VAWA on September 9, 2014.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 16, 2014

Far too many women and men still face violence on a daily basis, but the perception of this abuse is slowly changing and the quality of the response — from victim advocates to the police to the judicial system — has improved. Read more »

How to Write Grant Proposals: 8 Tips from an Expert 10September

Sukey Blanc assists 21st Century Community Learning Center staff with data collection.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 10, 2014

We got the inside scoop on how to write effective grant proposals from a pro, AAUW alumna Sukey Blanc. Read more »

“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama 03September

Vanzetta Penn McPherson
Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

4 Education Fails for Congress 03September

a report card with a red F written on it
Blog   |   Education   |   September 03, 2014

If it were up to me, I’d give the 113th Congress an F on four basic education goals. Read more »

What the Fight for Grass at the Women’s World Cup Says to Girls 29August

two young women playing in a soccer game
Blog   |   Community   |   August 29, 2014

If grass is the field of choice for the men’s cup, then why will the Women’s World Cup in 2015 be played in stadiums that have turf? Could the answer be as simple as sexism? Read more »

Next Year, This Could Be You: My Journey on the Student Advisory Council 28August

Former National Student Advisory Council member Elba Moise introduces Chelsea Clinton at NCCWSL 2014.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2014

I successfully applied to be a member of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Months later, that decision brought me to Washington, D.C., to join other amazing women at the SAC kickoff leadership retreat. Read more »