The Revolutionized Soul of a Lamb 19June

Gisela Konopka AAUW Achievement Award in 1977

A prolific writer of academic articles and books about group social work, including one of the first studies of troubled girls, Gisela Konopka received an AAUW Achievement Award in 1977. Read more »

Sen. Tom Harkin and Rep. George Miller Toasted as Title IX Champions 18June

AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz presented Rep. George Miller with an AAUW Title IX Champion award and a letter from AAUW of California. “These 37 words changed everything,” Miller said of Title IX.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 18, 2014

Next year Congress will lose two of its most devoted advocates for educational equity, because Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Rep. George Miller (D-CA) are retiring. Read more »

Running around a Research Lab 13June

Mariana Gerschenson sits in a research lab wearing gloves and holding a test tube
Blog   |   Community   |   June 13, 2014

Tenured professor and researcher Mariana Gerschenson has applied her molecular biology background to a meaningful career in tackling real-life problems like HIV and diabetes. Read more »

Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women 12June

Mothers Equal Pay Day anonymous

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Have This with Your Cupcake: Betty Crocker Was a Feminist! 12June

A series of illustrations of Betty Crocker from 1927 to 1996.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 12, 2014

The woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker was not only a feminist; she was a home economist, businesswoman, and advocate for homemakers. Read more »

Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch! 12June

Cathryn Garrett smiles and points to a sign that reads, "Don't worry about a thing."
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

New Student Government President Makes History at Rutgers 11June

Baffo stands at a podium with another student who is handing her a gavel.
Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014

Kristine Baffo talked to us about the hard work and strategy behind her successful run for Rutgers University Student Assembly president. Read more »

Supportive Dads Helped These Women Make History 11June

Malala Yousafzai sits at a conference table with her father.
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014

In recognition of the great dads in our lives who encourage their daughters, here are some stellar father-daughter duos from the AAUW archives. Read more »

Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother 09June

A woman's picture next to the words "I am worth more."
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay 05June

I am worth more. Take the fight to social media.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »