Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Where are all the women?” This is the question Councilwoman Kristi Campos asked herself before she decided to run for Wilmington, North Carolina, City Council. Only three out of 20 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 14, 2011

Western Washington Women Win

Washington was the first state in the country to elect women to serve in its three highest political offices at the same time, and women still hold both U.S. Senate […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 03, 2011

Elect Her at Below Zero

Despite subzero temperatures, students at the University of Wyoming keep their campus alive with inspiring activities during these freezing winter months. On February 10 Liz Brown, Associated Students of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 02, 2011

Finding Your Voice through Public Service

Are you ready to run? When Greenville, South Carolina, Councilwoman Jil Littlejohn was first asked this question, she didn’t immediately answer yes. Last weekend at Coastal Carolina University, 34 students […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 01, 2011

Lesson Learned

The women of Northern Illinois University are planning to take state politics by storm. The Elect Her–Campus Women Win training program came to snowy DeKalb, Illinois, last weekend, and the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 17, 2011

A Dynamic Day with Duke Women (and a Few Great Guys!)

On a rainy day in early February, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous women of the Duke Women’s Center. Their team was in charge of bringing the AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 17, 2011

Remembering the Challenger

January 28, 2011, marked the 25th anniversary of the death of Judith Resnik in the space shuttle Challenger explosion. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 02, 2011

No Bra Burning, Just Advocacy

Before my involvement in AAUW really took off, I was quite hesitant to be identified as a feminist or even as an advocate. Born, raised, and educated in rural America, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 14, 2011

Where Have the Women Coaches Gone?

1972: Title IX outlaws gender discrimination in school sports and any other federally funded education program. 2010: The number of women participating in sports at both the high school and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 20, 2010

D.C. Experiences through the Eyes of an Intern

I had an awesome time this fall in Washington, D.C., as an intern in a congressional office. I had never been to the city prior to this internship through CHCI, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 03, 2010