Former National Student Advisory Council member Elba Moise introduces Chelsea Clinton at NCCWSL 2014.

Next Year, This Could Be You: My Journey on the Student Advisory Council

I successfully applied to be a member of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Months later, that decision brought me to Washington, D.C., to join other amazing women at the SAC kickoff leadership retreat. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2014
Dali Tan presents the findings of her report in a borrowed tent at the 1995 U.N. world conference held in Beijing.

19 Years Later, a Look Back at a Famous Women’s Conference

When she was young, Dali Tan remembers her father talking about how a Catholic priest saved his life when he was gravely ill as a child in rural China. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 27, 2014
Bessie Coleman and her plane, 1922

No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014
Students at an Elect Her training in 2014.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Each year, AAUW’s campus programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women on their way to being the next generation of leaders. This year, the adventure begins on August 20 as applications open for three of these programs Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   August 11, 2014
nccwsl sac 2014

6 Empowering Outcomes from Our Student Leadership Conference

The next generation of women leaders gathered at the University of Maryland, College Park, in June to soak up leadership lessons, meet inspiring role models, and network with recruiters, grad […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   August 05, 2014
Jessica Gottsleben headshot

Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014
Molly Rockett stands in front of her campaign signs.

Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too!

Molly Rockett is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She also holds a local government position in her hometown. Read more »

Christina Beer

These 5 College Students Are Proof that Women Win Elections

A new study found that at our current rate, it will take women 100 years to achieve parity with men in Congress. The good news is that we can change that trend by encouraging more women to run for office from a young age. Read more »

Baffo stands at a podium with another student who is handing her a gavel.

New Student Government President Makes History at Rutgers

Kristine Baffo talked to us about the hard work and strategy behind her successful run for Rutgers University Student Assembly president. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014
Three young women smiling while sitting among a crowd.

Chelsea Clinton, Other Newsmakers to Address Student Leaders This Week

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will deliver remarks and participate in a discussion moderated by Elba Moise, a member of the AAUW Student Advisory Council, during the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Clinton will answer additional student questions during an open Q&A. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2014