Eleanor Roosevelt

7 Facts You Didn’t Know about Eleanor Roosevelt and AAUW

AAUW is proud to have called Eleanor Roosevelt a member, supporter, and friend. Sometimes our history is just too good not to share. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 31, 2014
Twenty-four states have never elected a woman governor.

10 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween

‘Tis the season to be scared. From horror films and costumes to jack-o’-lanterns and ghost stories, Halloween is never short on surprises. But while the holiday celebrates the spooky, every […] Read more »

Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A Stay-at-Home Dad in the 1920s? Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Home-Maker”

Writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher was taking on issues like the “mommy wars” and “having it all” nearly 100 years ago. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 22, 2014
A portrait of Juanita Kreps

How a Coal Miner’s Daughter Became the First Female Secretary of Commerce

As president of Duke University and the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of commerce, this economist blazed many trails. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 08, 2014
Abortion; pro-choice; women with signs

Last in Statehood but First in Reproductive Choice

In 1970, AAUW members in Hawaii spearheaded an effort to repeal the state’s restrictive abortion law, making Hawaii the first state to legalize abortion. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2014
mathsocks

Company Calls Math Teacher Who Complained about Sexist Socks a “Crazy Bi**h”

When a math teacher complained to a company about their gender-biased socks, she didn’t expect to get an even more unapologetically sexist response. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   October 02, 2014
Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014
We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014
The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014
Photograph, Margarita Mieres-Cartes de Rivas, Latin American Fellow, 1923

AAUW’s “Uncanny Foresight”: A Fellowship for Latin America

In 1917, ACA leaders announced the establishment of the Latin American Fellowship to support Latin America women’s study in the United States. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 24, 2014