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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   |   3 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
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AAUW and STEMconnector Virtual Town Hall: Women in Engineering and Technology

  Time: 2 p.m.–3 p.m. ET Location: Online. Watch the archive. Cost: Free Watch video on YouTube. Related Resources Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 22, 2015
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Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015
An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   April 14, 2015
Members of the panel from the launch of AAUW's Solving the Equation report in Silicon Valley

What Can Teachers Do? And More Questions on Solving the Equation

We didn’t get to address all of your questions about our report Solving the Equation during our launch event, so our researchers wanted to answer a few more queries here on our blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2015
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Watch the Solving the Equation Launch Event

Watch the launch event for Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing live from the new Samsung headquarters in Silicon Valley to find out why women aren’t in these fields — and what we as employers, educators, and parents can do about it. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
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10 Ways to Get More Women into Engineering and Tech

What if we told you there are things you can do differently in your daily life to get more women into engineering and tech? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   8 Comments   |   March 26, 2015