Recent Press Releases

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


AAUW Research Reveals New Dimensions to the Gender Pay Gap in Advance of Equal Pay Day

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 to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

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


AAUW, Lilly Ledbetter Call for Action on Equal Pay on Ledbetter Law’s Fifth Anniversary

AAUW joins Lilly Ledbetter in urging the president and Congress to make progress on equal pay for equal work in 2014.

January 23, 2014


AAUW Awards $45,000 to Help Community College Students across the Nation

AAUW is awarding $45,000 in grants to 11 campus projects designed to implement recommendations from the 2013 AAUW research report Women in Community College: Access to Success.

January 23, 2014


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.

October 17, 2013


AAUW Convenes National Symposium on Teaching Gender Studies in Grades 7–12

AAUW this month hosts a national dialogue on the importance of teaching gender studies in grades 7–12 as a way to improve school climate for all students. Registration closes Wednesday, October 18, for the daylong AAUW Gender Studies Symposium set for Saturday, October 26, at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

October 16, 2013


AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

AAUW today announced the names of 10 talented college students selected to serve on the 2013–14 National Student Advisory Council (SAC). These young women will take a leadership role in organizing students on campuses across the country on critical issues such as making campuses safer, closing the leadership gap between men and women, and fighting for fair pay.

October 10, 2013


AAUW Releases State Rankings on Equal Pay Based on New Census Data

AAUW today released its latest analysis of the gender pay gap, which shows that the gap is narrowest in the District of Columbia, where women’s median earnings are 90 percent of men’s, and widest in Wyoming, where women earn just 64 percent of what men earn. Nationally, women working full time are paid, only 77 percent of what men are paid, just as they were a decade ago.

September 19, 2013


AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012.

September 17, 2013


AAUW Celebrates 125 Years of Funding Fellowships for Women

AAUW formally announced our 125th class of fellows and grantees, who will receive funding for graduate work and educational projects. AAUW is giving $3.7 million collectively to the 2013–14 fellows and grantees — which include 245 scholars, research projects, and programs promoting education and equity for women and girls.

August 1, 2013


AAUW Camps Help Girls Excel in Science and Math

AAUW will offer four Tech Trek camps across the country this month to encourage girls to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

July 10, 2013


Patricia Fae Ho Elected President of AAUW

Patricia Fae Ho of Beverly, Massachusetts, and Honolulu, Hawaii, was elected to serve a two-year term as president of AAUW. In her role leading the national AAUW Board of Directors, Ho will provide direction and oversight in promoting AAUW’s mission.

July 10, 2013

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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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Empowering women as individuals and as a community is what AAUW is all about, and 2012 was a banner year for accomplishing just that.