A black-and-white photograph of Florence Ellinwood Allen

AAUW’s Original Binders Full of Women

By the time a woman was finally appointed to the Supreme Court, AAUW had been working toward that goal for more than half a century! Beginning in 1930, AAUW urged the appointment of Florence Ellinwood Allen, an early suffragist, graduate of Western Reserve University, and AAUW member. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   September 25, 2013
Janet Napolitano leans over a microphone.

UC President’s Victory Shadowed by Sexist Media

Last week when the Los Angeles Times reported that the University of California (UC) system will soon be led by a woman, Janet Napolitano, we were ready to cheer. But the celebration was dampened by a few lines in which Napolitano’s marital status, lack of children, and breasts were deemed relevant to this announcement. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   July 15, 2013
Christine Jahnke

Pitch and Tone of Voice Make All the Difference for Women

Once again, this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders brought hundreds of young women together to meet new friends, network, and find their voices. The conference included many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 17, 2013
Hillary Clinton

Why Leaders Should Embrace the “Athena Doctrine”

How often do you hear about the glass ceiling, the wage gap, and the setbacks that women have dealt with and continue to confront? It is so frequent that it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 14, 2013
Rachel Simmons speaking into a microphone

Résumés and Success, on Your Own Terms

Rachel Simmons has some résumé advice for college women leaders: Stop worrying about it. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2013

Santa Clara University Professor to Accept Prestigious Award in New Orleans

Linda T. Alepin, the dean’s executive professor of leadership at Santa Clara University in California, will accept the AAUW Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award on Tuesday, June 11, during the 2013 AAUW National Convention, Breaking through Barriers: Leading across Generations. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 03, 2013
Linda T. Alepin

Linda T. Alepin Wins the 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

  Tell us a bit about the Global Women’s Leadership Network. My work with Global Women’s Leadership Network has taken me on a journey into the many issues of women’s […] Read more »

A conference poster

Taking NCCWSL Home

Since 2001, the University of Wyoming has sent students to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders for the transformative experience. Now, the students return back to campus and […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 27, 2013
naspa

AAUW and NASPA to Celebrate Women Trailblazers at Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Katie Broendel, broendelk@aauw.org 202.785.7761 Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738     Donna Shalala and Ritu Sharma to Appear WASHINGTON — On May 30, the American Association […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 17, 2013
Audrey Davenport

Ready for a Change, She Ran for Mayor

Though she never met an architect in her small town of Cornelia, Georgia, Audrey Davenport grew up with an affinity for housing and architecture. She could visualize floor plans and […] Read more »