two young women playing in a soccer game

What the Fight for Grass at the Women’s World Cup Says to Girls

If grass is the field of choice for the men’s cup, then why will the Women’s World Cup in 2015 be played in stadiums that have turf? Could the answer be as simple as sexism? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 29, 2014
Students start a flash mob to raise awareness.

Beyond Tabling: Recruiting Student Organization Members Webinar

This webinar will cover the best practices of recruiting members to your AAUW campus organization, share success stories, and help you recruit beyond tabling. Read more »

Event   |   Community   |   September 17, 2014
Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 20, 2014
Women in India wearing googles and using fire tools to burn glass.

Register for the Apply for an International Project Grant Webinar

AAUW’s International Project Grants are available exclusively to former International Fellows who want funding to pursue community-based projects that support women and girls in her home country. Read more »

Event   |   Community   |   September 18, 2014
A girl in a red cape and mask raises her fist in the air

Why Stereotypes Are Bad and What You Can Do about Them

We all know stereotypes are bad, but biases can be more ingrained — and dangerous — than we realize. So how do we rewire our sometimes biased brains? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 13, 2014
A young girl plays with a ball in the grass

Why I Don’t Call My Daughter a Tomboy

As a dad, I have a personal stake in this issue. But I think we all need to be mindful of the language we use to refer to young girls — subconsciously, we may be perpetuating gender bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2014
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7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer

Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 08, 2014
AAUW fellow Kate Himes in the mountains above Almaty, Kazakhstan

The Muddy Boots Scientist

My American Fellowship helped me write my dissertation, purchase chemical reagents for experiments, and earn my doctorate. Now, I’m a “science diplomat” working in Kazakhstan and four other former Soviet republics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 06, 2014
Women from the Land Army helped keep farms going when male workers went overseas during World War I.

Trading Pencils for Plows: College Women Save Farms during WWI

As men left for the front during WWI, college women at home stepped in to take care of the agriculture industry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2014
Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 31, 2014