AAUW in the News

For decades AAUW spokespeople have been making the case for women’s education and empowerment in the United States. Our groundbreaking research influences national discussion on topics such as the gender pay gap, sexual harassment and discrimination, and the underrepresentation of women in leadership, science, and engineering. Below is a collection of recent articles and footage that reflect AAUW’s strategy to empower women and girls in the classroom, at work, on campus, and at home.

Glamour, This “Fair Pay” March Madness Bracket Is Absolutely Brilliant, Jillian Kramer, March 18, 2016

News Release, Rep. Norcross Continues Fight for Paycheck Fairness, March 21, 2016

Society for Human Resource Management, Speakers Blast Proposed EEOC Pay Data Collection Plan, Steve Bates, March 18, 2016

Washington Post, These March Madness schools have their narrowest gender pay gap among their graduates, Jena McGregor, March 18, 2016

Huffington PostAs March Madness Begins, the Insanity of the Gender and Racial Pay Gap Is Revealed, Lisa Maatz, March 17, 2016

Washington Post, Honor the WASPs in death, Linda Hallman, March 20, 2016

Sacramento Bee, Opinion, The Numbers Crunch: These March Madness brackets aren’t busted, By Foon Rhee, March 25, 2016

Orange County Register, Making Sense of gender pay gap: Why women earn less in some O.C. cities, By Michelle Rafter, March 27, 2016

Washington Post, Maryland lawmakers want gender pay gap closed. They should look at their own payroll, By Fenit Nirappil, March 27, 2016

Politico Florida, Florida universities Report Few On-Campus Rapes, Drawing Skepticism, By Jessica Bakeman and Brendan Cheyney, March 4, 2016

Kansas City Star, Kansas authorities investigating reports of school assaults, The Associated Press, February 23, 2016

Also Appeared
Bryan-College Station Eagle, The Parson Sun

Rick Smith Show, Lisa Maatz Interview on Student Debt and Pay Gap, February 15, 2016

The Spectrum, Advocates Press for Equal Pay in Utah, February 18, 2016

Forbes, Gender Pay Equality, Money in Politics, Remain Political Ping Pong Balls, By Erik Sherman, February 13, 2016

US News & World ReportWhy Your  Male Peers Outearn You – And What to Do About It, Susannah Snider, February 22, 2016

ReutersObama’s move on gender pay gap seen as first step in uphill battle, Patricia Reaney, February 5, 2016

VICE NewsAs Calls Grow for More Women in STEM Fields, Sexual Harassment Complaints Increase, Colleen Curry, February 5, 2016

AlJazeera America, Feds to collect equal pay data from all big employers, Al Jazeera with The Associated Press, January 29, 2016

Mic, The Obama Administration’s New Proposal Could Be the Key to Closing the Wage Gap, Julie Zeilinger, January 29, 2016

SELF Magazine, What Lilly Ledbetter Wants Women To Know About Equal Pay, Nina Bahadur, January 29, 2016

The Washington Post, Legislators organize blitz of equal pay legislation in nearly half the states, Lydia DePillis, January 28, 2016

Dorchester Reporter, Pay equity bill ready for debate in Senate, Jennifer Smith, January 28, 2016

WRDW, On Anniversary of President Obama’s first bill signed into law, Lilly Ledbetter says more to be done on pay equality, By Peter Zampa, January 29, 2016

The Rick Smith Show, Lisa Maatz Interview, January 29, 2016

McClatchy DCWhy does South Carolina remain one of 4 states without equal-pay laws?, Vera Bergengruen, January 29, 2016

The Washington Post, American Association of University Women challenges federal data on college sexual assault, Courtney Kueppers, January 14, 2016

Also appeared

NBC Washington, Campus Sexual Assault Data Questioned, Chris Gordan, January 14, 2016

Ravishly, Love Her, Love Her Note: The Hillary Paradox, Marcia G. Yerman, January 15, 2016

CEO Update, CEO Dateline – Association: Fed data on college sexual assault “defies reality”, Walt Williams, January 15, 2016

Kansas City infoZine, New Data: 91 Percent of Colleges Report Zero Rape Incidents, Staff, January 16, 2016

The Hill, Obama eyes ‘audacious’ use of executive power in final year, Lydia Wheeler and Tim Devaney, January 18, 2016

Campus Safety, 91 Percent of Colleges Report Zero Incidents of Rape, CS Staff, January 19, 2016

The Durango Herald, Break the silence on college sexual assault, Caroline Sitter, January 16. 2016

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Trends in Campus Sexual Assault Policy

Fox13, Women’s safety advocates skeptical of campus rape statistics, Staff, December 11, 2015

Time Magazine, Supreme Court Appears Torn Over Texas Affirmative Action Program, Mark Sherman, December 9, 2015

Grand Rapids Press, How Michigan colleges fight sex assaults with state grants, Brian McVicar, December 7, 2015

WJLA, ABC7, Washington, DC, Tracking sexual assault on campus, December 1, 2015

Progressive Radio Network, The Breakthrough Way: Lisa Maatz Interview, December 3, 2015

Politico Pro, Growing caseload, stagnant budget hamper Obama’s fight against campus sexual assault, Allie Grasgreen Ciaramella, November 19, 2015

Huffington Post, Hate crimes can be motivated by gender bias, but there are tools to address them, Lisa Maatz, November 3, 2015

Mashable, #TheReal10 lets women put their faces on the $10 bill—but there’s a catch, Rebecca Ruiz, November 3, 2015

GoodCall, Is Violence on the Rise at College Campuses? Donna Fuscaldo, October 29, 2015

Bloomberg, Vox Media, Buzzfeed Quit SXSW After Sexism Panels Axed, Laura Colby & Lucas Shaw, October 27, 2015

CNN en Español, Ejecutiva de YouTube: Es momento que las mujeres sobresalgan en el campo de la tecnología, Susan Wojcicki, October 27, 2015

Cornell Chronicle, Conference addresses gender disparity in STEM, Gigi Tsintsadze, October 27, 2015

United States Senator Patty Murray, Murray introduces legislation to empower domestic violence survivors, break down economic barriers, Staff, October 27, 2015

HuffPost Entertainment, Bradley Cooper is right, men need to demand equal pay for women, Nico Lang, October 26, 2015

Huffington Post, Campuses have a role in addressing domestic violence, Lisa Maatz, October 23, 2015

Christian Science Monitor, To Grow New Generation of Girl Scientists, Some Schools go Single Sex, Stacy Teicher Khadaroo, October 22, 2015

News Transcript, Women mind the gap: gender pay disparity persists, Jessica D’Amico, October 22, 2015

Medium, 20 Champions for working women you should be following on Twitter Right Now, Women Employed, October 21, 2015

Salon, Bradley Cooper is right: Men need to demand better pay for women, Nico Lang, October 21, 2015

PBS News Hour, Encouraging Girls to Become Scientists? It’s not Rocket Science, Judy Woodruff, October 20/21, 2015

U.S. Department of Labor Blog, The High Cost of Unequal Pay, Lisa Maatz, October 20, 2015

Mic, This powerful politician is lobbying Congress to make reporting assault more difficult, Julie Zellinger, October 19, 2015

Washington Post, Bradley Cooper’s Idea to Force Employers to Change What they Pay Men and Women, Danielle Paquette, October 19, 2015

AsiaOne, Tricky Issue of Gender Pay Gap Surfaces in White House, October 18, 2015

Huffington Post, Capitol Hill Can Learn a Thing or Two From California’s New Equal Pay Law, Lisa Maatz, October 15, 2015

Ms. Magazine, How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas, October 15, 2015

Politico, Why Science Needs More Women, Moira Muldoon, October 15, 2015

Bay State Banner, Latina Women Suffer Worst from the Wage Gap, Jule Pattison-Gordon, October 14, 2015

The Associated Press, Case Shows Split in School, Police Inquiries into Rape Claim, Dirk Lammers, October 13, 2015

Huffington Post, Women, Donald Trump on Equal Pay: Women Should Do as Good a Job as Men, Emma Gray, October 13, 2015

Reuters: Gender Pay Gap Top Workplace Concern for U.S. Women, Ellen Wulfhorst, October 13, 2015

U.S. News and World Report, 5 Reasons Women Need to Save More for Retirement Than Men, Maryalene La Ponsie, October 9, 2015

Cosmopolitan, GOP Presidential Candidate Attributes Wage Gap to “Skill” and Experience,” Prachi Gupta, October 7, 2015

Jezebel, California has passed the nation’s most progressive equal pay law, Stassa Edwards, October 7, 2015

La Opinion, Igualdad de sueldos para todos, Virginia Gaglianone, October 7, 2015

Mic.com, California passes fair pay act to close the gender wage gap even more, Julie Zeilinger, October 7, 2015

Newstimes, STEM education opens career doors for women, Dan Friedman, October 7, 2015

NPR, Robot birds teach kids to program in “Secret Coders,” Etelka Lehoczky, October 7, 2015

Tri-States Public Radio, Robot Birds Teach Kids to Program in “Secret Coders,” Etelka Lehoczky, October 7, 2015

Christian Science Monitor, Can states legislate their way out of gender pay differences?, Lonnie Shekhtman, October 6, 2015

Gawker, Women get equal pay in one state, Melissa Cronin, October 6, 2015

The Guardian, California governor signs landmark Fair Pay Act in bid to close gender wage gap, Anita Chabria, October 6, 2015

RH Reality Check, The “Safe” Campus Act is Anything But, Zoe Ridolfi-Starr, October 1, 2015

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Press Releases

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital
April 12, 2016

New AAUW Report Reveals the Barriers and Biases That Limit Women Leaders and Society
March 30, 2016

President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, Now Senate Must Act ‎
March 16, 2016

AAUW Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia
February 14, 2016

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay
January 29, 2016

New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation
March 26, 2015

MEDIA ADVISORY: AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation
March 19, 2015

AAUW and Symantec Team Up to Teach Girls Cybersecurity
February 12, 2015

AAUW and Pantene Announce Nearly $50,000 in Grants to 11 Student-Led Teams
January 29, 2015

AAUW and Lockheed Martin to Expand National STEM Program for Girls
December 8, 2014

AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund Supports Sex Discrimination Suit against University of Tennessee
August 12, 2014

AAUW’s New Fellows and Grantees Join a Prestigious Community
August 1, 2014

AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
July 29, 2014

Lineup Announced for College Women’s Leadership Conference
May 1, 2014

AAUW Targets Members of Congress for Equal Pay Day Action
March 31, 2014