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Getting Real about Empowering Women and Girls

There’s a lot of lip service given to women’s empowerment lately, but some organizations are the real deal. AAUW’s programs work to break through anything that stands in the way of women’s and girls’ opportunities. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 23, 2016
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Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »

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The Science behind Implicit Bias

Are you biased against women leaders? It turns out, most people still associate leadership with men more strongly than they do with women. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 19, 2016
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Your New and Improved AAUW Leader Essentials

Leader Essentials are how-to resources that help you build the skills you need to be an effective leader and advance AAUW’s mission. We are proud to announce AAUW’s new Leader Essentials and a new structure for resources on the AAUW website. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 18, 2016
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AAUW Statement on Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

The U.S. Supreme Court opted not to answer important legal questions in Zubik v. Burwell, a critical case dealing with women’s access to birth control. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 16, 2016
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AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

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Congratulations to AAUW’s 2016–17 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 15, 2016

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Over the next five years, AAUW Work Smart in D.C. will teach more than 15,000 women how to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 12, 2016
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AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016
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Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 11, 2016