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The High Cost of Hollywood’s Gender Bias

Without more women writers, producers, directors, and cinematographers, not even half of the stories of our cultures and societies are now being told. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 04, 2016
President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016

91 Percent of Colleges Reported Zero Incidents of Rape in 2014

Newly reported data required by the Clery Act indicate that the annual statistics collected by colleges and universities still do not tell the full story of sexual violence on campus. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   November 23, 2015

Newly Released Campus Sexual Violence Data Raise Red Flags

An AAUW analysis of data recently released by the U.S. Department of Education shows that 91 percent of college campuses reported zero incidents of rape in 2014. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 23, 2015
Allyson Carpenter introduces Michelle Obama at a White House event honoring the women of the Civil Rights movement.

2 Young Elected Officials Share 4 Leadership Lessons

Allyson Carpenter and Molly Rockett are millennials who are making a difference thanks in part to Elect Her, a nationally popular collaboration between AAUW and Running Start. Proven leaders already, these women have inspiration and advice for college women following in their footsteps. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   November 20, 2015
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Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015

AAUW and Boston Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Together with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, we will bring the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop to half of the working women in Boston over the next five years. With more than 85,000 Boston women expected to be trained in salary negotiation by 2020, Boston will become a model for the rest of the nation, and the city’s 16 percent gender pay gap will take a hit. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 28, 2015
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6 Reasons to Become an AAUW Student Affiliate!

As a student affiliate of AAUW, you join a lifelong community of leaders who are working to educate and empower women and girls. AAUW Campus Leadership Programs help you build your résumé, develop leadership skills, take action on issues you care about, and connect with other women leaders across the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 06, 2015
Student Advisory Council members introduced the 2015 NCCWSL Women of Distinction, including Amanda Simpson (right).

6 Empowering Outcomes from Our Student Leadership Conference

We’re happy to share some of the exciting outcomes from the 2015 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), and we want to thank each and every AAUW member and supporter who made it happen. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   July 20, 2015