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Why We Need to Stop Equating Leadership with Masculinity

What’s really going on when we assume that people in powerful positions are men? Why does this happen, and what does it mean about how we perceive women leaders? AAUW’s new research report finds that the reasons why we equate men and masculinity with leadership has little do with facts and a lot to do with stereotypes and assumptions. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2016
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You Might Not Know These Remarkable Women, but You Should

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating some remarkable women you might not know about but should. From the halls of Congress to the U.N. to movie theaters, these women are blazing trails and empowering women and girls everywhere. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 17, 2016
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5 Leaders Standing Up for Women at the United Nations This Year

AAUW’s voice in activism is a powerhouse thanks to our passionate and dedicated members who make change for women and girls in their communities. This year, we are elevating our members’ voices to a higher stage, the United Nations. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 11, 2016
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We Need Women Leaders to Solve Global Challenges

Women are half of the world’s population but only a fraction of the world’s heads of state and government leaders. Why does that matter? Because the world needs the talents, values, and contributions of women to be seen as just as important as those of men in order to create a world that provides economic opportunity, peace, and security to us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 23, 2016
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Watch the Barriers and Bias Research Launch Panel on Women in Leadership

Live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on March 30, a panel of experts from industry, politics, and academia, moderated by journalist and author Cokie Roberts, will discuss the report’s findings, what they mean for women in leadership, and how these industries — and our society as a whole — can benefit from more women leaders. CART captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. Read more »

Event   |   Leadership   |   March 30, 2016
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Black Women in Politics: From Social Mobilizing to Elected Office

When it comes to civic participation and mobilization, black women are leading the way. But they remain severely underrepresented in electoral politics. Read more »

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Membership Engagement Share and Learn Webinar — Find Out What Works!

Please join us on April 13 at 7:30 pm ET for a moderated discussion about resources and specific strategies that you can use to engage new and returning members. Read more »

Event   |   Leadership   |   April 13, 2016
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Are You Biased against Women Leaders?

Knowing about the unconscious associations and connections we hold is the first step toward correcting our biases. That’s why AAUW is conducting our own original research on people’s associations between gender and leadership, and you can contribute by participating online! Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 10, 2016
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4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016
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Finding Community and Belonging with AAUW

As a transfer student and new mom, Theresa Johnson wasn’t sure how going back to college would be. But the sense of community she found with AAUW has given her new friendships and opportunities that go beyond her dreams. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 12, 2016