A black and white photo of a woman standing on the stoops of a building that is covered in ivy cut around a plackard that says American Association of University Women

A One-Woman Crusade for Justice

Althea Kratz Hottel’s career reads like a true success story in academia. Spending most of her career in some way affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, she became the university’s first dean of women, not to mention the first female ever to hold the position of dean on the campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 21, 2014
Patricia looks back from her seat in the stadium seating. Far below is the stage.

Global Women Wonder: Why Are We Still Asking for a Seat at the Table?

There’s a definite sense of urgency in the air at this year’s 58th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. What has been accomplished? What hasn’t? What are we going to do about it? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 14, 2014
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Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
Marion Talbot rows a canoe at her New Hampshire home, summer 1928. AAUW archives

An Untold Slice of History, 132 Years Later

On November 28, AAUW celebrates our birthday. Can you guess how old we are? 132 years old! How many organizations can say they have lasted for as long as we […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   November 25, 2013
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Just the Tip of the Iceberg: 7 Amazing AAUW Members Who Were Elected to Congress

A recent poll presents a depressing statistic: Only 43 percent of Americans believe it would be a good thing if more women were in Congress. So, on this Election Day, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 05, 2013
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4 Powerhouses Give Women Leadership Advice

Every Sunday, the “New York Times” publishes an interview for the Corner Office column in its business section. Both women and men from all sorts of backgrounds have been interviewed, but until this month, Bryant had never asked women gender-related questions. Here are some of our favorite excerpts. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   October 18, 2013
A group of colelge women wearing yellow Elect Her shirts stand around their teacher.

Elect Her–Campus Women Win Will Reach 50 Schools in 2014

Elect Her – Campus Women Win, a program designed to expand the pipeline of women running for elected office in college and beyond, heads to 50 colleges and universities in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and Jamaica next year. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   October 17, 2013
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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   |   1 Comments   |   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