Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 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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AAUW Tweet Chat: How to Negotiate Your Salary 101

In observance of Equal Pay Day our How to Negotiate Your Salary 101 tweet chat on Monday, April 11, will provide tips from the AAUW salary negotiation workshops. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 11, 2016
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8 Easy Steps to Your Best Résumé and Cover Letter

Everyone has a different opinion about what your résumé and cover letter should look like, but certain strategies can make your application stand out across the board. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 15, 2016
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My Aha Moment: Was It Stereotype Threat?

At the time of my aha moment, I was a doctoral student in engineering education. I attended a university where people of color were noticeably absent. My race, age, and religious affiliation classified me as an outsider — a label I had already become familiar with as an African American female engineer. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 08, 2016
Christina Pensock with her mom on graduation day at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. But once she began receiving offer letters from prospective employers, she realized that earning a degree in the male-dominated field was just one of the obstacles she’d have to overcome as a woman in engineering. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 07, 2016
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Stereotypes Can Be Threatening

Stereotyping happens so often in our society that it may seem ordinary, but it is far from harmless. People may feel especially threatened by stereotypes about their own social groups, […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 03, 2016
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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
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Webinar: Revamp Your Résumé and Cover Letter

You’re invited to attend the Revamp Your Résumé and Cover Letter webinar on Tuesday, February 23, at 8 p.m. ET. You will learn the basics of writing effective and professional résumés and cover letters, as well as tips to make your application stand out. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 23, 2016
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National Mentoring Month: Why Sponsorship Matters for Women in STEM

Although both mentoring and sponsorship can improve women’s recruitment and retention in STEM, AAUW’s “Solving the Equation” research report suggests that sponsorship may be uniquely beneficial. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 21, 2016