Beyond Camping and Cookies: AAUW and the Girl Scouts 11March

Juliette Gordon Low in uniform awarding the Golden Eaglet to a Girl Scout, 1919.
Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2014

This week, we celebrate Girl Scout Week. Maybe you were a Girl Scout yourself, or perhaps you have one in your family. Or you may just love those cookies! But […] Read more »

The Fight against Campus Sexual Assault Gets Boost from Its Recent Spotlight and Advocacy Efforts 11March

A woman talks to a megaphone to a group of young people including one woman holding a sign that says "End the Culture of Silence"
Blog   |   Campus   |   March 11, 2014

In the last year colleges and universities have worked to better prevent and respond to campus sexual assault, and the momentum continues to build amid White House attention, implementation of a new law, and ongoing high-profile rape and sexual assault cases. Read more »

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day 07March

Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »

It’s Never Too Early to Fight Discrimination — Just Ask These 16-Year-Olds 06March

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy stand on either side of a poster explaining their Title IX project.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 06, 2014

Priya and Kavya Ramamoorthy were in eighth grade when they first encountered sex discrimination at school: The boys’ swim team at their friend’s school had newer facilities and equipment than the girls had. Priya and Kavya decided to start a program that would help their peers understand and use their Title IX rights. Read more »

Opening Membership and Minds 28February

Delegates vote at AAUW National Convention in Seattle, Washington, 1949. From AAUW Archives.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 28, 2014

On display at the AAUW national office is a certificate from the National Council of Negro Women, signed by the council’s founder and president, Mary McLeod Bethune. The story behind this certificate is one of the most significant stories in AAUW’s history. Read more »

My Baby Hated Me: On the Other Side of Postpartum Depression 27February

A baby in a striped onesie lying on a colorful rug
Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   February 27, 2014

In the darkest days after my son, Oscar, was born, I understood a lot of things that are more violent and disturbing and shameful than I’m willing to ever say out loud. But with the Affordable Care Act’s mental health coverage, I got the help I needed to get to the other side of postpartum depression. Read more »

Budget 101: Extending Unemployment Insurance Benefits 26February

Pink piggy bank with glasses standing on textbooks in front of a blackboard with Budget 101 message
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   February 26, 2014

This post is part of AAUW’s Budget 101 blog series, where we explore sequestration and the federal budget and how they affect Americans’ lives and AAUW priorities. Today we’re going […] Read more »

She Found Her Calling — and Her Home — in a West African Village 26February

Lauren Erickson-Mamane and her family laughing on a boat
Blog   |   Community   |   February 26, 2014

Lauren Erickson-Mamane started out in marketing, but when she decided to serve in the Peace Corps in Niger, her career path took a dramatic turn. Her public health work has since taken her to Niger to remove Guinea worms, to Zambia to train new volunteers, and to Togo, where she is a Peace Corps country director. Read more »

We Need More Katie Mulichs 25February

A cartoon dog next to a sign for Paw Wash
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 25, 2014

Katie Mulich was in sixth grade when she came up with the idea that would lead her to become a patented entrepreneur: a machine that washes dogs’ paws. Katie is in the minority not only for her age but as a young woman in the male-dominated field of entrepreneurship. Read more »

Who Says We Need More Girls in Engineering? Uh … Engineers 20February

Aprille Ericsson sits at a table in a laboratory while people in the background work on mechanical equipment
Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   February 20, 2014

Girls are crucial to the future of engineering — but don’t take our word for it. Hear it straight from some impressive engineers we know. Read more »