Why the Higher Education Act Matters 12November

2) President Lyndon B. Johnson signs the Higher Education Act at Southwest Texas State College on November 8, 1965. Image in public domain.
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 12, 2015

The law is just as crucial as it was decades ago — perhaps even more so, now that workforce changes have resulted in higher education becoming less of a luxury and more of a necessity. Read more »

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World 11November

Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 11, 2015

Malala symbolizes the power of raising your voice to fight injustice because, in Yousafzai’s own words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Read more »

How to Be a Good Ally to People with Disabilities: Two Perspectives 10November

Maysoon Zayid
Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2015

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans lives with disabilities. Yet pervasive misconceptions persist about the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities and what organizations like AAUW […] Read more »

Holiday Gift Guide for Empowering Girls: The 2015 Edition 10November

With the vision to empower children to be themselves, Lottie and Finn dolls made our list for girls ages 7–10.
Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   November 10, 2015

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping for the girls in your life might seem as easy as heading to the pink aisles of stores. But with several major retailers, […] Read more »

Let’s Help Close the Gender Pay Gap This #GivingTuesday 10November

Giving Tuesday on a background of snow and trees
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 10, 2015

If we’re going to close this gap, we need support from change-makers like you. Read more »

Empowering Global Leaders 09November

A group of four young women greet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Donya Nasser shakes his hand.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015

At age 22, Donya Nasser has made it all the way to the United Nations. Over the next year she will attend high-level meetings and forums and travel across the country to support gender equality. Read more »

Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science? 09November

A woman holds up some sort of robot that’s connected to a computer.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Let’s Ratify the ERA: A Look at Where We Are Now 05November

President Jimmy Carter signs a document in the White House with more than a dozen women and men standing behind him.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 05, 2015

The ERA would guarantee constitutional equality between men and women — a concept the majority of Americans agree is necessary. In fact, most people believe the ERA has already been ratified. Read more »

Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee 04November

Keita Wangari attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »

When States Fail at Political Equity, Women Students Step Up 03November

A woman frowning with her hands on her hips
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 03, 2015

There are still a few states that have never elected a woman to either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate. Elect Her attendees are working on fixing that. Read more »