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New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

AAUW releases new research highlighting solutions that will change the face of America’s engineering and computing workforce. The findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing will frame a powerful discussion.

March 26, 2015


MEDIA ADVISORY: AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

Leading experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation before an audience of more than 200 stakeholders at Samsung’s Mountain View campus; AAUW will also live stream the discussion to more than 500 boardrooms, communities, and campuses across the country.

March 19, 2015


AAUW and Symantec Team Up to Teach Girls Cybersecurity

AAUW received a $100,000 grant from Symantec Corporation to develop a cybersecurity core class for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

February 12, 2015


AAUW and Pantene Announce Nearly $50,000 in Grants to 11 Student-Led Teams

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 and Lockheed Martin to Expand National STEM Program for Girls

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


AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Supports Sex Discrimination Suit against University of Tennessee

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’s New Fellows and Grantees Join a Prestigious Community

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


AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

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


Lineup Announced for College Women’s Leadership Conference

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


AAUW Targets Members of Congress for Equal Pay Day Action

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

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Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation

Explores the earnings difference between female and male college graduates who are working full time one year after graduation.

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New Wage Gap Numbers Aren’t So New

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.

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