Dolores Wilson

What It Really Means to Work in Manufacturing

Want to know what the average day is like in a manufacturing career? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 06, 2014
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When Women Stop Coding

Women were some of the leading pioneers in coding and computer science, but in the 1980s that started to change drastically. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 27, 2014
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What We Can Learn from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella’s Apology

  “A humbling and learning experience.” That’s how Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella characterized the aftermath of his remarks on women and pay raises. And it’s the kind of experience I […] Read more »

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Moving the Needle: Women in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s upcoming research report, Moving the Needle: Women in Engineering and Computing, will feature the latest data on girls’ achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2014
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By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap

Imagine you work a job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   12 Comments   |   September 18, 2014
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AAUW Announces Acquisition of $tart $mart and Work $mart

The gender pay gap can shortchange the average woman by a couple thousand dollars just one year out of college. And the damage only gets worse over the course of […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 04, 2014
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This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

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How I Survived My First Year in the Workforce

It’s been a year since I started my first job out of college, and the milestone got me thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are five of my tips for other women starting out in their careers. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 03, 2014
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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

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Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014