Molly Rockett stands in front of her 2014 campaign signs.

8 Women, 8 Different Ways to Lead with AAUW

Check out these eight AAUW stars who are proving that women can be powerful leaders on campus and beyond. The face of leadership doesn’t have to be male. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 23, 2016

Run like a Girl: Women Presidential Candidates throughout History

Women have been running for president of the United States since 1872 — before women even had the right to vote. And this year, two high-profile women entered the race. Here are some of the women who have tried to crack the ultimate glass ceiling. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016
Michelle Obama smiling and speaking at a podium

Women’s Words to Lead By

Get inspired and fired up with these words from some great women leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 21, 2016
Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama, and George W. Bush, laughing.

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

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
Amy Blackwell

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
Thousands sing, chant, and rally for gender equality during a march to mark International Women’s Day in 2015. Photo via UN Women/Ryan Brown.

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

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
Elect Her alumna Allyson Carpenter tweets about her friend Amanda Bonam, who filled her Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seat.

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