A doctor talks in a medical office with two women.

Making Work Work: We Need Paid Family and Medical Leave

While FMLA is a success story, many Americans do not use their FMLA leave because it is unpaid, and they cannot afford the time off of work without a paycheck. In fact, only 11 percent of private sector workers have paid family leave through their employers. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 10, 2013
Engineers Week, September 18, 2013, Cat with Anya and Olga, Photographer ©Lisa Abitbol for DiscoverE

Celebrate Girl Day with AAUW: Enter Our Battle of the Plans!

AAUW invites teachers and other educators to submit a K–12 lesson plan that incorporates engineering skills and knowledge into a diverse range of subjects in fun, creative ways. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 05, 2013
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A Word of Thanks: You Make a Difference

Earlier this month, we hosted the annual fall luncheon for fellows and alumnae at the national office. Everyone broke bread, and the fellows and alumnae shared where they had been, where they are, and how AAUW has helped them along the way. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   November 27, 2013
The AAUW Public Policy team puts their hands together for VAWA.

AAUW Public Policy Team Gives Thanks

In the AAUW Public Policy Department, we have so much to be thankful for — including you! (I’ll get to that in a moment.) With Thanksgiving around the corner, I wanted to take this opportunity to share with you what our department gives thanks for this year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 26, 2013
Marion Talbot rows a canoe at her New Hampshire home, summer 1928. AAUW archives

An Untold Slice of History, 132 Years Later

On November 28, AAUW celebrates our birthday. Can you guess how old we are? 132 years old! How many organizations can say they have lasted for as long as we […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   November 25, 2013
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6 Ways to Change the World during the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »

Sunny and Serena Cliffod look off into the distance.

The Power and Potential of Native Americans: “Young Lakota”

During Native American Heritage Month, AAUW and Women and Girls Lead are showcasing films that feature outstanding Native American women leaders. This includes Young Lakota, which will air next week on PBS, and We Still Live Here and Kind Hearted Woman, which are both available free online. Join us in honoring the strength and contributions of Native American women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 22, 2013
AAUW of Hawaii members attended an Equal Pay Day 2013 ceremony with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Get Ready to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2014 will fall on Tuesday, April 8, so mark your calendar!

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Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 19, 2013
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

7 AAUW Memories of Camelot

Friday, November 22, marks the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy. When asked, those old enough to remember usually recall where they were and what they were doing when they heard the terrible news. The assassination of the nation’s beloved president became a defining moment for the nation and for individuals across the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   November 18, 2013
Teacher points out something on computer screen to young girl.

Changing the Face of Computer Science, One Hour at a Time

In our 2010 report on the alarmingly low number of women in STEM fields, we recommended encouraging girls to take computer science classes. Now we’re taking that recommendation to the next level by asking you to participate in the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   November 15, 2013