Recent Press Releases

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

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

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Graduating to a Pay Gap research publication

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.


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.