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
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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
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C’mon, We’ve Been at This Forever! (132 Years, to Be Exact)

If AAUW’s founders were alive today, no doubt they would be thrilled about women in science making national news! Then again, perhaps AAUW members of yore would not be surprised to see some of the same women they supported featured in the New York Times. After all, AAUW has been recognizing and supporting women in science since our inception in 1881. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 15, 2013
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Send College Women to NCCWSL

For the last few years, AAUW of Connecticut has made a special effort to send more local women to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders — with great success. I spoke to Lin Rising, AAUW of Connecticut College/University Relations officer, about her branch’s NCCWSL scholarship initiative. Rising shared some of her takeaways with me, including how other branches can implement similar grant programs for students in their area. Read more »

Two women standing outside

Empower Student Leaders in Your State: Here’s How

As the AAUW community continues to grow on campuses all over the country, members should consider forming student advisory councils in their states. Similar in structure to the National Student Advisory Council, state advisory councils have a greater focus on local AAUW activity. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 25, 2013
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9 Fearless Feminists on Campus

We are excited to introduce you the members of the 2013–14 AAUW Student Advisory Council, and only one word can summarize them all: fearless. These college women have faced adversity, traveled the world to volunteer, provided their voices to the United Nations, witnessed history, empowered immigrant women, questioned their universities’ sexual violence policies, and shattered stereotypes. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 24, 2013