The Peacemaker

Nontombi Naomi Tutu, one of the keynote speakers at this year’s NCCWSL, has dedicated her life to conflict resolution. I am eager to learn about her experiences with apartheid and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 27, 2009

What a Heroine

Tammy Duckworth is an incredibly brave woman who will be receiving a Women of Distinction award at this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Like Gen. Evelyn […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 16, 2009

We Need Male Allies

“Men are essential to feminism and to ending sexual assault. If they weren’t, we’d already have ended it.” — Jerin Alam, president, Hunter Women’s Rights Coalition, Hunter College, New York, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   April 16, 2009

Crusader for Women Worldwide

Ritu Sharma has led a life that would appeal to anyone interested in social change. Sharma will be one of our keynote speakers at the National Conference for College Women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 07, 2009

So Much Tennessee, So Little Time

I traveled to the AAUW of Tennessee State Convention this past weekend at the University of Tennessee, Martin. I was invited is because at UT, Martin, there is an active […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 03, 2009

Go Grrrl! Go, Run, LEAD!

Last week, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., with five other young women from South Dakota State University’s Campus Women’s Coalition. We attended the Feminist Majority Foundation’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 31, 2009
A painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Patricia M. Lowrie

When deciding which woman in academia to highlight in this blog, I decided not to focus on a well-known woman academic leader, such as a woman university president or a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 04, 2009

First Stop with the Cyclones

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009

Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

I was a fan of FDR long before I ever knew that his wife, Eleanor, had an influential role unlike most presidential wives before her and that after his death […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   December 08, 2008