Recent Press Releases
AAUW, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Pantene, has awarded grants totaling nearly $50,000 to 11 student-led teams to fight stereotypes and biases on college campuses around the nation.
January 29, 2015
AAUW has collaborated with Lockheed Martin to expand a national program for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
December 8, 2014
The AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund announced today that it will provide support to the plaintiffs in Moshak v. University of Tennessee, a case that underscores the everyday nature of gender discrimination in college athletics.
August 12, 2014
AAUW announced the award of $3.7 million to its 2014–15 class of fellows and grantees. Selected from a wide pool of competitive applicants, the 244 awardees now join the ranks of Nobel Prize winners, celebrated authors, social entrepreneurs, and prominent scholars who have used AAUW funding to advance equality for women and girls.
August 1, 2014
Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress.
July 29, 2014
Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be a featured speaker at this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park.
May 1, 2014
The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will mark Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 8, with a nationwide effort asking members of Congress to stand up for equality by co-sponsoring and passing the Paycheck Fairness Act.
March 31, 2014
The latest analysis by AAUW shows that women ages 35–54 face a wider pay gap than younger women do. The authors of the 2014 edition of The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap found that women typically are paid about 90 percent of what men are paid until they hit age 35. After that, median earnings for women fall to 75 to 80 percent of what men are paid.
March 19, 2014
AAUW will receive a $250,000 grant from Alcoa Foundation to address the global gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce. With this funding, AAUW will expand its successful STEM education programs for girls to new sites where Alcoa has operations in Hungary and Ohio.
February 19, 2014
Explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation.
The 2012 gender wage gap still stands at 23 cents. That means a woman working full time, year-round still typically takes home 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. The gap is even worse for women of color.
Empowering women as individuals and as a community is what AAUW is all about, and last year was a banner year for accomplishing just that.