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New Tool Makes Student Loan Forgiveness Easier for Public Servants

Educational debt can be daunting for any recent grad, but recently we’ve been hearing about a lot of options to help make paying it back easier. Did you know that one of the types of loan forgiveness applies specifically to those in public service careers? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 05, 2013
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Learn Your Rights in the Workplace

Just in time for Women’s Equality Day, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is proud to launch our new Know Your Rights in the Workplace page. On this page you will find up-to-date content and all the latest legal developments straight from the experts, so you know you’re getting the best information on workplace protection. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 23, 2013
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Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
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Engineer Took All the Right Steps But Still Didn’t Receive Fair Pay

I was a divorced mother of two when I began pursuing an engineering degree in 1982. I had to overcome many obstacles such as an overwhelming male majority in the field, time management constraints, child care dilemmas, and finding a balance between motherhood and being a student. However, there was one obstacle I couldn’t overcome — pay inequity. Read more »

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Is That a Question or a Statement? How You Speak Matters

You don’t have to be a public speaker to pay attention to your voice. Before an interview, salary negotiation, or presentation, we are sure to look professional and have our talking points down — but what about how we’re going to say it? Our voice is something we can control, so we need to stop ignoring it. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 25, 2013
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7 Tips for Unpaid Interns

Not only are three out of four unpaid interns likely to be women, but these women have a poorer chance of getting a job than an intern who is paid. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
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Leave Miss Utah Alone

On Sunday evening, an unexpected topic came up during the Miss USA beauty pageant: equal pay. Here’s what happened. During the interview portion of the annual pageant, Miss Utah Marissa […] Read more »

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Head-of-Household Pay Denied to Woman Teacher

Sara Anderson’s career began with a lesson on pay inequity: As a woman, she didn’t qualify for head-of-household pay. Anderson was hired as a teacher after she graduated from college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 30, 2013
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It Takes a Little Elbow Grease

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Or, if you’re an auto mechanic and 2011–12 AAUW Career Development Grantee Dana Kaplan, try something completely different! Like a lot […] Read more »

Reshma Daniel

Pay Inequity Threatens College Student’s American Dream

Reshma Daniel’s parents and brothers moved to America from India with just $20. They worked hard but ultimately left for Canada in search of better pay. Daniel was born in […] Read more »