10 Campus Women to Watch Out For 14October

Rickelle Mason
Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   October 14, 2014

This year’s SAC members are world travelers, LGBT advocates, writers, artists, and — most important — trailblazers. We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2014–15 ladies of the SAC. Read more »

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce 08October

A portrait of Juanita Kreps
Blog   |   Community   |   October 08, 2014

As president of Duke University and the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of commerce, this economist blazed many trails. Read more »

Last in Statehood but First in Reproductive Choice 06October

Abortion; pro-choice; women with signs
Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2014

In 1970, AAUW members in Hawaii spearheaded an effort to repeal the state’s restrictive abortion law, making Hawaii the first state to legalize abortion. Read more »

Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h” 02October

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me 30September

Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On 29September

We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.
Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos 29September

Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.
Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

What Happens When Girls Try Coding in an All-Female Space 26September

Girls in Jenni Rountree’s App Inventor class at Tech Trek learn to code their own Android apps.
Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   September 26, 2014

Girls can apply the coding skills they learned at Tech Trek to almost any career field that interests them, from fashion design and animation to robotics and video games. Read more »

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story 25September

The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.
Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

AAUW’s “Uncanny Foresight”: A Fellowship for Latin America 24September

Photograph, Margarita Mieres-Cartes de Rivas, Latin American Fellow, 1923
Blog   |   Community   |   September 24, 2014

In 1917, ACA leaders announced the establishment of the Latin American Fellowship to support Latin America women’s study in the United States. Read more »