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Mayor Bowser, AAUW, and YWTF-DC Aim to Train 15,000 Women to Negotiate Their Salaries in Nation’s Capital

On April 4, the national observance of Equal Pay Day, Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), and the Younger Women’s Task Force–DC Chapter launched the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program in the District of Columbia. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 04, 2017
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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 30, 2017
Cover art for research agenda designed to help researchers and funders establish priorities for their work on gender in engineering and computing.

Webinar: What We Still Need to Know about Women in Computing and Engineering

On March 31 AAUW will release A Research Agenda on Gender in Computing and Engineering, the conclusion of a multiyear, National Science Foundation-funded AAUW research project headlined by AAUW’s 2015 research report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2017

How to Build a Strong Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Mentorship can make a significant difference in one’s career, particularly for women in underrepresented fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 03, 2017
AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.

The Future Guardians of the Web

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016
Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict (book cover) by Heather Boushey

What Work-Family Issues are Facing Women? An Online Author Talk with Economist Heather Boushey

Join economist and former AAUW American Fellow Heather Boushey, author of Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict , as we talk about contemporary issues in work-life balance and women’s economic security. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 20, 2016
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100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

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Meet Some Special AAUW Salary Negotiation Facilitators

Amy Getty Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa AAUW Work Smart Facilitator Amy Getty is a professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she teaches […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 20, 2016
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Women’s Voices in the Newsroom

Women are underrepresented in journalism. Why does that matter? Journalism defines the way we understand our communities and identify and prioritize problems worth solving. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 27, 2016

AAUW Statement on New Overtime Compensation Rule

AAUW applauds the U.S. Department of Labor for issuing its final rule on overtime compensation protections. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 18, 2016