Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary 07March

Christina Pensock with her mom on graduation day at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 07, 2016

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. But once she began receiving offer letters from prospective employers, she realized that earning a degree in the male-dominated field was just one of the obstacles she’d have to overcome as a woman in engineering. Read more »

AAUW Member and Coast Guard Commander Dorothy Stratton Honored for a Lifetime of Fostering Women Leaders 04March

Black and white photo of women standing in their Marine Corps uniforms.
Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2016

AAUW member Dorothy Stratton (1899–2006) mentored women throughout the 20th century in careers from academia to the Marine Corps. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized as a 2016 National Women’s History Project honoree. Read more »

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico 25February

Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students
Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

3 Ways to Help Introduce Girls to Engineering Today 24February

STEM Education Inspire
Blog   |   Community   |   February 24, 2016

The students we introduce to engineering today will literally build our future. We owe it to them — and to ourselves — to make sure that we include today’s girls in tomorrow’s engineering workforce. Introduce a girl to engineering today to give her a head start. Read more »

How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again 24February

Flemmie Kittrell
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

We Need Women Leaders to Solve Global Challenges 23February

Thousands sing, chant, and rally for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day in 2015. Photo via UN Women/Ryan Brown.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 23, 2016

Women are half of the world’s population but only a fraction of the world’s heads of state and government leaders. Why does that matter? Because the world needs the talents, values, and contributions of women to be seen as just as important as those of men in order to create a world that provides economic opportunity, peace, and security to us all. Read more »

A Feminist Mother-Daughter Dream Team 18February

Woman and little girl on her lap, laughing.
Blog   |   Campus   |   February 18, 2016

Feminism has influenced National Student Advisory Council Member Theresa Johnson in many great ways, but most of all it has helped shape her relationship with her daughter. Read more »

Black Women in Politics: From Social Mobilizing to Elected Office 14February

Elect Her alumna Allyson Carpenter tweets about her friend Amanda Bonam, who filled her Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seat.

When it comes to civic participation and mobilization, black women are leading the way. But they remain severely underrepresented in electoral politics. Read more »

Why We’re Still Talking about the Doll Racism Test 10February

Black and white photo of two women holding an award.
Blog   |   Community   |   February 10, 2016

After nearly 80 years, AAUW Achievement Award recipient Mamie Phipps Clark’s research about the impact dolls have on children’s body image is still relevant. Read more »

These Are the Feminist Valentines You Were Looking For 09February

consent valentine
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 09, 2016

Our feminist valentines are just what your activist heart desires. Help spread the love! Be sure to share your favorites on Facebook or Twitter.
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