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.

Watertown Daily Times. Letter to the Editor. Most North Country Parents Opt for State Assessments. Stephen Sigmund and Donna Seymour. June 2, 2016.

Washington Post. Here’s why equal-pay activists are looking toward Maryland. Fenit Nirappil. May 27, 2016.

Patch.com. Gender disparities beyond the pay gap. Ryan Sartor. May 27, 2016.

Money. The depressing reason that homeownership is more profitable for men. Kerry Close. May 26, 2016.

Daily Review Atlas. AAUW strives for gender equality. Matthew Dutton. May 25, 2016.

Observer. AAUW Fredonia celebrates 90 years. May 25, 2016.

Vox. Maryland has passed one of the nation’s strongest equal pay laws. Emily Crockett. May 24, 2016.

HuffPost Science. Where are the girls? Chevy Humphrey. May 24, 2016.

Spokesman Review. AAUW sponsors adults spelling bee. May 24, 2016.

Windy City Times. 23 civil-rights groups back Title IX moves trans students. May 22, 2016.

Northwest Herald. College graduates experience gender pay gap right away, reports show. Hannah Prokop. May 22, 2016.

MSN. Robin Wright demands equal pay for ‘House of Cards’ — but gender wage gap widens. Quentin Fottrell. May 20, 2016.

Poughkeepsie Journal. “Concrete ceiling”: Breaking through barriers. Karen Maserjian Shan. May 20, 2016.

Runway Girl Network. Obama signs bill reinstating Arlington burial for women WWII pilots. Benét Wilson. May 20, 2016.

The News Herald. Tech Savvy conference brings middle school girls together to learn about STEM education. Dave Herndon, May 20, 2016

BBC News. Robin Wright: A movie star and a maths expert fight for equal pay. Rajini Vaidyanathan, May 19, 2016
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Washington Post. They’re just like us: Even Hollywood actors have to fight the Motherhood Penalty. Amy Joyce, May 19, 2016

WESA-FM. Tech Leaders Aim To Inspire Next Generation Of Females In Science. Melinda Roeder, May 17, 2016

El Mexicano. Capacitara consulado a universitarias para ser lideres. Angélica Bustamante, May 17, 2016

The Frisky. Captain America Just Made These Amazing Points About the Gender Wage Gap. Kylie Cheung, May 15, 2016

KPAX. Women’s Rights meeting underway in Great Falls. Keeley Van Middendorp, May 15, 2016

Voice of America. Expanding the Political Pipeline for Women Candidates. Carol Guensburg, May 14, 2016

Fast Company. Americans Don’t Realize How Big The Gender Leadership Gap Really Is. May 13, 2016

The Connection. Burke and Springfield: Girls Explore STEM Careers. Marti Moore, May 12, 2016

The Christian Science Monitor. Seattle councilwomen stand up to sexist backlash. Story Hinckley, May 12, 2016

AFCEA. U.S. Makes Progress in Stemming the Deficit of Women in STEM, But Work Remains. May 10, 2016

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. Long underrepresented in manufacturing, today’s women are changing the face of the workforce at Louisiana plants. Sam Barnes, May 9, 2016

Johnson City Press. Wage inequality continues to be a major national problem. May 8, 2016

Boston Globe. Negotiations. May 7, 2016

Her Campus. How to Support a Survivor of Sexual Assault. Melissa Layton, May 7, 2016

Record Courier. Study: More women are buying homes. Anna Chang-Yen, May 6, 2016

Money Magazine. Moms in the Midwest Are More Likely to Work Outside the Home Than Anywhere Else in the US. Kerry Close, May 6, 2016

The Daily Beast. Male Teachers Claim Wage Discrimination. Megan Fu, May 6, 2016

Entrepreneur. I Belong Here: 3 Ways to Attract More Women to STEM. Merrilyn Datta, May 6, 2016

Press & Guide. AAUW-Dearborn supports Equal Pay Day. May 5, 2016

The Tennessean. Qualifications, not gender, should determine pay. B. Ayne Cantrell and Dia Cirillo, May 2, 2016

Examiner. What people are missing about the gender wage gap in the U.S.. Taylor Schaefer, May 1, 2016

United Federation of Teachers. Salary-wise, it’s still mostly a man’s world. May 2016 Issue NBC Montana. AAUW honors state officials. April 30, 2016

HC Online Mag. Why the new US $20 note leaves gender equality unchanged. Miklos Bolza, April 29, 2016

Pittsburgh Post Gazette. Pay gap statistics are even worse than depicted in cartoon. April 28, 2016

Politico. Administration pushes ahead on borrower protections. Caitlin Emma, April 28, 2016

The Leadership Conference. Civil Rights Groups Urge Education Department to Regulate Equity for School Funding. Scott Simpson, April 28, 2016

Washington Post. For One Group of Women, The Gender Wage Gap Keeps Getting Worse. Danielle Paquette, April 28, 2016

Westside Gazette. Black women won’t celebrate equal pay day until Aug. 1. Dr. Julianne Malveaux, April 28, 2016

Jobs & Hire. Gender Wage Gap News: How Women Earn Less Right After College. Jane Reed, April 28, 2016

Doane Online. EDITORIAL: Doane provides opportunities for student involvement. April 28, 2016

iNews Today. Is Harriet Tubman a good choice for the $20 bill?. Carla Harmon, April 27, 2016

Connectivity. How These Associations Grew Social Media By 400%. In a Month!. Sheryl Jackson, April 26, 2016

Illinois Homepage. When gender roles are assigned. April 27, 2016

Washington Post. Top business leaders, 27 governors, urge Congress to boost computer science education. Emma Brown, April 26, 2016

The Jamestown Sun. AAUW members deliver Title IX handbooks to schools. April 26, 2016

The Atlantic. How Race and Gender Shaped the Senate Race in Maryland. Clare Foran, April 26, 2016

Kentucky Kernel. UK should close gender pay gap. April 25, 2016

The Ledger. Reddy: Gender pay gap is still on the table. Kriyana Reddy, April 24, 2016

The Indian Panorama. The Gender Wage Gap Is Still a Thing. Hubert Green, April 24, 2016

The Charlotte Post. Black women won’t celebrate Equal Pay Day until Aug. 1. April 24, 2016

Bustle. 5 Ways Gender Norms Damage Your Job. Suzannah Weiss, April 23, 2016

Revelist. Paypal’s panel on gender equality is missing something so important, it’s embarrassing. Lauren Swanson, April 22, 2016

Triple Pundit. New Gap, Inc. Campaigns Says #CloseThePayGap. Gina-Marie Cheeseman, April 18, 2016

The Daily Courier. Tech Savvy event targets girls in grades six through nine. April 18, 2016

PBS To the Contrary. Rep. Maloney and Patricia Arquette Talk Equal Pay. April 18, 2016

The Journal Gazette. Someday, a woman will be elected president. Lisa Green, April 17, 2016

Inquisitr. Bernie Sanders Polls: Female Voters Gravitating To The Vermont Senator. April 17, 2016

BigNews.biz. Bennet Marks Equal Pay Day, Calls for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act. April 17, 2016

Inquisitr. Equal Pay Day: Latest AAUW Study Shows Wage Gap Is As Bad As We Thought — But The Race Gap Is Even Worse. Don Crothers, April 16, 2016

Daily Herald. Young girls explore math, science fields with Tech Savvy. April 16, 2016

Cronkite News. Man of the House? Not necessarily, for Arizona delegation. Wafa Shahid, April 16, 2016

TJC Newspaper. Why Education Doesn’t Bring Women Equal Pay. Bill Blare, April 16, 2016

Times Leader. Campus rape: What colleges report, what they do. Mark Guydish, April 16, 2016

WFMJ. ‘CNN Politics Campaign 2016: Like, Share, Elect’ Opens Today at the Newseum. April 15, 2016

Quad City Times. Lawmakers air challenges of passing legislation. Doug Schorpp, April 16, 2016

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Plenty of drama of the $10 bill. April 15, 2016

Standard Times. Hamilton’s place on $10 bill spurs tense production. Margaret Talev and Angela Greiling Keane, April 15, 2016

The Columbian. Letter: Law is weak regarding equal pay. Kathi Pickett, April 14, 2016

Pop Herald. New Hampshire bakery cuts prices for women to mark gender. Glen McLaughlin, April 14, 2016

PR Newswire. Hadassah Launches Coalitioin for Women’s Health Equity with National Women’s, Health, and Faith Organizations. April 14, 2016

Washington Post/Bloomberg. Woman on $10 Bill in Question as Hamilton Fans Lobby. April 14, 2016

Bisnow. Patricia Arquette At The Equal Pay Day Block Party. Alfredo Flores, April 14, 2016

Bloomberg BNA. EEOC Pay Data Proposal Draws Criticism and Applause. Kevin McGowan, April 13, 2016

Curve. Equal Pay Day Is Nothing To Celebrate. Victoria A. Brownworth, April 13, 2016

Huffpost Politics. Girls And Boys Outraged By Wage Gap For Chores, Give Us Hope For Future. Elyse Wanshel, April 13, 2016

Your West Valley. OPINION: What are women worth?. April 13, 2016

TJC Newspaper. Equal pay for equal work. Vanessa Coleman, April 13, 2016

The News Star. Equal pay bill clears Senate, faces tougher audience in House. Greg Hilburn, April 13, 2016

The News Record. Start Smart event pushes women to negotiate for more money. James Dollard, April 13, 2016

Salon. It’s not “choices,” it’s pure sexism: Women get paid less for one reason — they’re discriminated against. Amanda Marcotte, April 13, 2016

Pop Herald. Equal Pay Day spotlights stubborn wage gap between the sexes. Kim Silva, April 13, 2016

Jobs & Hire. Gender Wage Gap Widens: The Issue On Equal Pay. Jane Reed, April 13, 2016

Romper. 4 Reasons The Gender Pay Gap Is Worse For Mothers. Jenn Rose, April 12, 2016

Senator Mazie Hirono. On Equal Pay Day, Hirono Leads Measure To End Gender Barriers In STEM Careers. April 12, 2016

The Hornet. Campus safety precautions for women. Yvonne Villasenor, April 12, 2016

The Current. Same Work, same pay: Celebrating Pay Equity Day. Roddia Paul, April 12, 2016

Washington Post. Microsoft and Facebook tout equal pay — but there’s a more glaring problem. Andrea Peterson and Jena MCGregor, April 12, 2016

TJC Newspaper. Microsoft posts a close to flawless equal pay for equal work score. Bill Blare, April 12, 2016

Vindy. Equal Pay Day sets reminder: gender pay gap exists. Kalea Hall, April 12, 2016

USA Today. ‘Happy Equal Pay Day,’ said no person ever. Natalie DiBlasio, April 12, 2016

Time. These Restaurants Give Women a Special Discount on Equal Pay Day. Denver Nicks, April 12, 2016

Huffington Post. The Great American Gap. April 12, 2016

Time. 6 Excuses for the Gender Pay Gap You Can Stop Using. Alicia Adamczyk, April 12, 2016

ABC News. Your Most Pressing Questions About Equal Pay Day, Answered. Susanna Kim, April 12, 2016

Bustle. 5 Distressing Graphs About Equal Pay That You Absolutely Have To See. Celia Darrough, April 12, 2016

CNN. Equal Pay Day: When, where and why women earn less than men. Dana Ford, April 12, 2016

Center for American Progress. The Top 10 Facts About the Gender Wage Gap. Kaitlin Holmes and Danielle Corley, April 12, 2016

Bustle. Why Didn’t The Equal Pay Act Close The Gender Pay Gap? 50 Years Later, America Still Has A Major Problem. Morgan Brinlee, April 12, 2016

Bustle. 7 Equal Pay Statistics That Every Woman Should Have At The Tip Of Her Tongue Today. Hillary E. Crawford, April 12, 2016

Bustle. The One Easy Thing You Can Do To Promote Equal Pay On Equal Pay Day. Alexi McCammond, April 12, 2016

Bustle. How To Argue The Wage Gap Exists: 7 Arguments You’ll Hear, And Exactly How To Respond. April 12, 2016

Bustle. Equal Pay Day Should Be An Eye-Opener For The Necessity Of Paid Maternity Leave. Amée Latour, April 12, 2016

Bustle. Bustle’s Pay Gap Infographic Shows Just How Much Chipotle Women Lose Each Paycheck. Lara Rutherford-Morrison, April 12, 2016

Bustle. Are You Biased Against Women Leaders? Take This Online Test To Find Out. Lara Rutherford-Morrison, April 12, 2016

MSN Money. Gender wage gap widens in 2015. Quentin Fottrell, April 12, 2016

NYMag. A Mans Guide to Celebrating Equal Pay Day. Dayna Evans, April 12, 2016

Ravishly. Equal Pay Day: What You Need To Know. Marcia G. Yerman, April 12, 2016

One News Page. Obama Recognizes Equal Pay Day With Call To Close The Pay Gap. April 12, 2016

Mic. Men on the Internet Are Saying “Actually—” to Equal Pay Day for Women. John Levine, April 12, 2016

Media Matters For America. Myths & Facts: The Gender Pay Gap And Need For Equal Pay. Craig Harrington, April 12, 2016

Media Matters For America. How Fox News Dismisses The Gender Pay Gap. Dina Radtke, April 12, 2016

Mashable. There’s no denying the wage gap with #EqualPayDay. Rebecca Ruiz, April 12, 2016

Latina. How Big Is The Latina Wage Gap In Your State? Check Out This Map!. Raquel Reichard, April 12, 2016

Detroit Free Press. Equal Pay Day reality: Women’s wages lag 53 years after act. Kristen Jordan Shamus, April 12, 2016

Cosmopolitan. Inequality Isn’t Just About Money. It’s Also About Sexism and Racism. Jill Filipovic, April 12, 2016

Glamour — News And Politics. 8 Facts About the Wage Gap That Will Make Your Blood Boil. Jillian Kramer, April 12, 2016

Entertainment Weekly. Patricia Arquette on gender pay gap: ‘We’ve reached a breaking point’. Oliver Gettell, April 12, 2016

Idaho Statesman. Idaho: Don’t get left behind on equal pay for women. Gayle Wilde, April 12, 2016

Huffpost Politics. Equal Pay Day 2016: States Go Their Own Way. Linda Hallman, April 12, 2016

Hello Giggles. I took a test to find out if I’m biased against women leaders. Kathryn Lindsay, April 11, 2016

Greater Baton Rouge Business Report. State Senate to vote on bill aimed at shrinking wage gap on Equal Pay Day. Ryan Broussard, April 11, 2016

DVC Inquirer. The simple truth about the wage gap. Chelsey Schallig, April 11, 2016

Rochester Business Journal. Study details wage gap for women in N.Y.. Velvet Spicer, April 11, 2016

The Advocate. Equal Pay Day will include vote on equal pay legislation. Mark Ballard, April 11, 2016

Teen Vogue. 10 Amazing Colleges for Women That Should Be On Your Radar. Emma Sarran Webster, April 11, 2016

Reuters. Factbox: Equal Pay Day spotlights stubborn wage gap between the sexes. Sebastien Malo, April 11, 2016

Orlando Sentinel. Equal Pay Day shines light on pay disparity between men and women. Susan Jacobson, April 11, 2016

Oak Park — River Forest Patch. Rep. Lilly Sponsors Measure to Raise Equal Pay Awareness. Morgan Searles, April 11, 2016

NBC News. ‘Motherhood Penalty’ Can Affect Women Who Never Even Have a Child. Safia Samee Ali, April 11, 2016

Lacrosse Tribune. Kristin Ringgenberg: Women deserve equal wages. April 11, 2016

Boston Business Journal. Viewpoint: Everyone has a role to play in closing the gender wage gap. Mayor Martin J. Walsh, April 11, 2016

Aiken Standard. Letter: Women, men should be paid equally. Rose Ann Pistole, April 11, 2016

Ad Week. McCann Turned Pie Charts Into Real Pies in Bittersweet Critique of Gender Pay Gap. Patrick Coffee, April 11, 2016

Vogue. 6 Secrets to Negotiating a Raise Like a Boss. Marissa Miller, April 11, 2016

The Sacramento Bee. More work to do on equal pay for California women. Sue Miller, April 11, 2016

Time. Women Can’t Wait Until 2059 For Equal Pay. Laura Bates, April 11, 2016

The Town Talk. Senate to hear equal pay bill Tuesday. Greg Hilburn, April 11, 2016

The State. Bailey: Demand pay equity for SC women. Becky Bailey, April 11, 2016

Lacrosse Tribune. Natalie Leuck: Equal Pay Day spotlights gender wage gap. April 10, 2016

Journal Gazette. As women fall behind, we all pay. Nancy McCammon-Hansen, April 10, 2016

The Star Press. Closing the pay gap. Alice Bennett, April 9, 2016

The Sheridan Press. Column: Rallying for women. Kristen Czaban, April 9, 2016

Democrat & Chronicle. Improve state’s equal pay laws. Beth Garver, April 9, 2016

The Morning Call. Pennsylvania women not getting equal pay. Catherine Kotanchik, April 7, 2016

Huffington Post. Take this Test to See how Biased You are Against Having a Woman as President. Soraya Chemaly, April 5, 2016

Newseum. ‘Barriers and Bias’ Panel Discussion at the Newseum. April 1, 2016

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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