2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »


Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 2016
Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016
Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

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The Science behind Implicit Bias

Are you biased against women leaders? It turns out, most people still associate leadership with men more strongly than they do with women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 19, 2016
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Your New and Improved AAUW Leader Essentials

Leader Essentials are how-to resources that help you build the skills you need to be an effective leader and advance AAUW’s mission. We are proud to announce AAUW’s new Leader Essentials and a new structure for resources on the AAUW website. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 18, 2016
Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano

Her Own Way to the Top

When it comes to the barriers that face women leaders, Gallaudet University President Roberta Cordano focuses on positive examples of other women leaders in order to persist and achieve her goals. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 17, 2016
Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016
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The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race

In preparation for writing our new research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, AAUW’s research team conducted an exhaustive (and exhausting) review of the recent academic […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016