It’s Expensive Being a Woman

It’s apparently big news how much money was spent for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin’s new campaign wardrobe. I am not saying that $150,000 isn’t a lot of money to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 23, 2008

Battle of the Sexes

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” — Helen Keller In a recent article in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 22, 2008

Meet Elaine Hale: Chemical Engineer

Elaine Hale, a 2003–04 Selected Professions Fellow, considers herself a jack-of-all-trades, a character trait that works in her favor in her new position at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. As […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 17, 2008

Blog Action Day: Pay Equity to Help End Poverty

Conversations about poverty often revolve around comparing and contrasting people on either side of a government-established income level, trying to process exactly what causes poverty and how to improve the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day: Women and Poverty

Back in the day on “girls’ night out,” I would sit around, wine in hand, with friends as we plotted our retirement. All of us worked for nonprofits that had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 15, 2008

Ice Breaker or Noise Maker?

How very exciting to be attending the BlogHerDC conference and blogging while the noise of the conference surrounds me. Our first action — Who knew we’d be standing in two […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 13, 2008

House Approves Bailout Bill

I think we are all waiting for the magic bullet to help us collectively and personally survive the latest financial downturn “cycle.” A lot of folks are pinning their hopes […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   October 03, 2008

Project Profiles: Latina Fashionista

The first grant Roseanna Garcia, 2007–08 Community Action Grantee, ever wrote was to AAUW for her project Latina Fashionista, aimed at helping Latina youth understand college and career opportunities for […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 26, 2008

The Face of Pay Equity

By Paige Schultz, AAUW Fellow Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to meet the original face of pay equity, Lilly Ledbetter. As many of you know, Ledbetter is the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   September 25, 2008

Title IX and Cookies

O-K-L-A-H-O-M-A … Rogers and Hammerstein may still be responsible for us bursting out in song about this state, but my visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the annual Career and Technical […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 18, 2008