We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers 04December

A woman stands at a microphone while people in the background hold signs.

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!) 01December

A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins 24November

Frances Perkins
Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »

5 Ways You Can Cut Back to Give Back This Season 24November

Maureen Evans Arthurs (left) and AAUW staff rallied at the Supreme Court for fair pay.
Blog   |   Community   |   November 24, 2014

I owe a lot to AAUW. Here are some ways I plan to cut back this giving season so that I can return the favor. Read more »

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward 24November

Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 24, 2014

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Presidential Action on Immigration a Good First Step 21November

President Barack Obama works on his immigration speech with Director of Speechwriting Cody Keenan and Senior Presidential Speechwriter David Litt in the Oval Office, Nov. 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 21, 2014

The president’s actions provide a path to legal status for an estimated 4 million to 5 million of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Read more »

Fired for Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with College Administrator in Sex Discrimination Case 20November

students on campus
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 20, 2014

When he initially filed the lawsuit, says Thein, “I was very naïve. I’d lost my job, and I knew it was not right. I thought I’d file, send them a wake-up call, and surely I’d be able to retain my position. I never thought it would lead to this.” Read more »

How to Make Sure Your Grassroots Project Can Survive after You Move On 19November

Mercy Chikoko's graduate research
Blog   |   Community   |   November 19, 2014

So you launched a grassroots project. Maybe you even scored grant funding. But how can you make sure your project will last for years to come? Read more »

The Antidote to Black Friday? Giving Tuesday 18November

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 18, 2014

As the leaves begin to fall, the temperatures begin to tumble, and the days become shorter and shorter, the holiday season is launching into full swing. We have a day […] Read more »

The Science of Feeding the Hungry in India 13November

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Blog   |   Education   |   November 13, 2014

Before AAUW alumna Kamala Sohoni was on the amazing team that launched India’s first interplanetary mission craft to Mars this year, her research in nutrition would lead to a crucial finding. Read more »