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AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
A painted portrait of Eudora Welty

A Storyteller of the South

We look back on author Eudora Welty’s life and work, which include a Pulitzer, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and coveted spots in both the Library of America and the National Portrait Gallery. Read more »

AAUW staff thanks members outside the national office.

What AAUW Stands For

Forty-eight years of membership have exposed me to strong and interesting women and even provided paths to discover latent strengths within me. To me, AAUW has never been just a club. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2014
A black-and-white photo of Nina Simone singing at a piano

This Author Is Redefining Feminism in the Civil Rights Movement

Mainstream history texts don’t always recognize the crucial role black women played in social justice movements. “The women I write about did not necessarily call themselves feminists,” author Ruth Feldstein says. “But gender was critical to their vision of black freedom.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 02, 2014
Mary Emma Woolley in a cap and gown

Mary Emma Woolley, a Champion of Unlimited Possibilities

Mary Emma Woolley was the first woman to graduate from Brown University and, in her 30s, became one of the youngest presidents ever of Mount Holyoke College — not bad for a woman living in an era where going to college was still considered highly controversial (if not outright banned) for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 31, 2014
Over 40 of staff throw their hands up in celebration and hold signs that say Thank You.

Dear AAUW Members and Supporters

The women and girls of today and tomorrow stand on your shoulders. For this – your work, your passion, and your commitment to AAUW – on behalf of the entire AAUW staff, we thank you. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 21, 2014
A black-and-white photo of Brunauer at a writing desk

On McCarthy’s Blacklist: Celebrating AAUW and Women’s History

In his notorious five-hour speech in 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy accused Esther Brunauer of being “instrumental in committing this organization to the support of various [communist] front enterprises.” Brunauer and her husband, like many of their peers at the time, were named as security risks and dismissed from their positions. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 17, 2014
Keren Taylor with members of WriteGirls

Never Underestimate the Power of a Girl and Her Pen

“I left the corporate world, and I just didn’t want to go back to it,” said Keren Taylor. “I wanted to do something different that would be inspiring and bring […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2014
Juliette Gordon Low in uniform awarding the Golden Eaglet to a Girl Scout, 1919.

Beyond Camping and Cookies: AAUW and the Girl Scouts

This week, we celebrate Girl Scout Week. Maybe you were a Girl Scout yourself, or perhaps you have one in your family. Or you may just love those cookies! But […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2014
Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014