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5 Tips on How to Be a Good Mentor

There’s no doubt that mentoring is a powerful way to give back. But what if you are unsure about what to do as a mentor? We sat down with executive coach and leadership development educator Nancy Lamberton of the Nebo Company for tips on being a good mentor. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 17, 2014
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Let’s Talk about Mentorship

We hear all the time about how important mentoring is to women. But how does mentoring really affect our personal and professional lives? Well, don’t look at us — we’re asking you! Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   January 10, 2014
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Viral Pantene Philippines Ad Challenges Stereotypes, Will Air in United States

In one minute, the Pantene #WhipIt commercial took negative stereotypes of women leaders and flipped those ideas on their head. We have to praise this Pantene ad for bringing feminist issues to a wider audience and rejecting the old, lazy, sexist advertising tropes many companies still use. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 19, 2013
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How a Woman Became the CEO of General Motors in 3 (Not-So-Easy) Steps

This week, General Motors named Mary Barra as its first female CEO. Only 13 percent of engineers today are women — so how exactly did Barra get to the top job? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 12, 2013
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From Discouraged Math Student to Computer Engineer: One Doll’s Story

So how did Barbie overcome the stereotype that girls can’t excel in mathematics? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   December 11, 2013
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Women in STEM Webinar: Why It Matters and How YOU Can Help Them Get There

In this webinar, designed for those on the front lines of preparing women for their careers, you will learn about available resources, current research, and specific strategies you can use to help women open doors to careers in STEM fields. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   December 12, 2013
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C’mon, We’ve Been at This Forever! (132 Years, to Be Exact)

If AAUW’s founders were alive today, no doubt they would be thrilled about women in science making national news! Then again, perhaps AAUW members of yore would not be surprised to see some of the same women they supported featured in the New York Times. After all, AAUW has been recognizing and supporting women in science since our inception in 1881. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 15, 2013
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7 Things You Need to Know about Pregnancy Discrimination

Halloween is a time for thrills and scares, but it also marks the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Dealing with being a pregnant worker can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2013
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“In a World”… New Comedy Turns Up Volume on Women Voice-Overs

Lake Bell puts a comedic spin on a real issue by inserting her awkward humor into a very serious struggle to succeed in the male-dominated field of movie trailer narration. She is determined, even if that does mean imitating harsh accents of people she secretly records. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 26, 2013
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap 2013

AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 19, 2013