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 »

Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal 04June

A group of Nepalese women smiling.

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »

Jessie Bernard: Master Scholar, Feminist, and Working Mom 03June

A picture of the book cover for The Jessie Bernard Reader showing Bernard's portrait

After years of struggling to find traction in academia despite her brilliant mind, Jessie Bernard blazed a path for future scholars in sociology and feminist theory — all while serving as breadwinner for her family. Read more »

In School or in the Street, Sexual Harassment Is a Daily Problem 03June

Harassment began when I was 11-years-old written in sidewalk chalk on the street.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2014

“I was walking by, and they were yelling stuff like ‘hey you, hey sexy’ and stuff. And I’m like, what the heck? I was 14 at the time. These guys were in their 20s.” Read more »

No Kids? No Problem? 02June

Liz holds a baby in her lap
Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 02, 2014

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to “just know,” how is a person to decide if he or she wants to have a child? I recently set out to write an article on the subject. Read more »

Why One Executive Doesn’t “Lean In” Anymore 29May

A businesswoman using a laptop in a conference room
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 29, 2014

Amanda Vincent built a career that Sheryl Sandberg would approve of. But these days, when she’s working and raising two daughters, Vincent says she doesn’t lean in anymore. Read more »

To Tech Savvy and Beyond: AAUW Member Sends Her Research into Space 28May

Sarah Wyatt with a group of kids in a lab.
Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 28, 2014

Sarah Wyatt celebrated her 11th birthday by watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. This December Wyatt will send her own research into orbit as part of NASA’s latest round of flight experiments. Read more »

The Child Care Conundrum 27May

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »