Robert Siston with two women in graduation apparel

Women Dominate at This Mechanical Engineering Lab

In most mechanical engineering classrooms, women are the minority. But in Professor Robert Siston’s neuromuscular biomechanics lab at Ohio State, “It’s the men who look around and say, What’s going on here?” says Siston. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 20, 2015
A woman holds up some sort of robot that’s connected to a computer.

Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science?

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 09, 2015
Keita Wangari attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »

Seaira Christian-Daniels in a graduation cap and gown hugging her mom

4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015
Shaneen Harris

The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 21, 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
Ida Henrietta Hyde in lab 1

These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   June 12, 2015
An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   June 11, 2015
Solving the Equation

Creating a Future Research Agenda
To Better Understand Women’s Underrepresentation in Engineering and Computing

This fall, AAUW will bring together researchers in the area of women in engineering and computing to identify promising future research directions. Apply by June 12 to be a part of it. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 8–10, 2015
At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015