AAUW in the News

For decades, AAUW spokespeople have advocated for women’s education and empowerment in the United States. Below is a collection of recent press coverage that showcases how we’re empowering women and girls in the classroom, at work, on campus, and at home.

May 2017

Des Moines Register. Iowa’s college campuses (still) rife with political discourse. Julia Davis. Leziga Barikor. Susan Haack and Stephen J. Berry. May 7, 2017.

Idealist. When to Ask for a Raise, and When You Shouldn’t. Deborah Swerdlow. May 4, 2017.

Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo. Eshoo: Trumpcare is ‘wrong. immoral. dishonors my constituents and American people’. May 4, 2017.

Forbes. How This Recent Court Ruling Could Hurt Equal Pay Laws and Competitive Hiring. Tanya Tarr. May 3, 2017.

USA Today. 13 reasons why a conversation about sexual assault is as important than one about suicide. Alia E. Dastagir. May 3, 2017.

Associated Press. What research says and doesn’t say about student sexual assault. May 2, 2017.

Sen. Cory Booker. Booker. Murray. Gillibrand Urge OMB to Maintain Revision of Employment Form to Improve Wage Data. Address Pay Gap. May 1, 2017.

U.S. News & World Report, 3 Ways to Overcome the Pay Gap, Robin Madell, May 1, 2017


April 2017

Brit+Co. The Most Controversial Moves Trump Made During His First 100 Days as President. Cortney Clift. April 29, 2017.

Bustle. A Federal Court Ruled that Companies Can Pay Women Less if Their Previous Employer Did. Morgan Brinlee. April 29, 2017.

Wisconsin Public Radio. Advocate: Keeping Conversation Going About Sexual Harassment Is Only Way To Solve It. Gretchen Brown. April 25, 2017.

Bustle. The Women Leading The March For Science Prove The Future Under Trump Is Female. Jon Hecht. April 21, 2017.

InsideNOVA, LTE. Letter: Ignoring facts will not make gender pay gap disappear. Sandy Lawrence. April 21, 2017.

Refinery 29, The Ridiculously Easy Guide To Negotiating Your First Salary, Judith Ohikuare, April 21, 2017

WNYC. Sexual harassment in the workplace, Brian Lehrer. April 20, 2017.

Bloomberg. With Trump in the White House, Do Women Lean In – Or Fight it Out?, Rebecca Greenfield. April 18, 2017.

HearSay with Cathy Lewis, Girls & STEM Education, April 17, 2017

C-SPAN, Gender Discrimination in the Workplace, April 14, 2017

NBC 4 Washington, Preventing Sexual Violence, Pat L. Muse, April 13, 2017

El Tiempo Latino, DC realizarán conversación sobre el sexismo, April 11, 2017

Washington Post, Free salary negotiation workshops for women aim to close the wage gap, Michael Alison Chandler, April 10

The Dickinsonian, PA, Event Highlights Gender Discrepancies, Hannah Gore, April 6, 2017

Nevada Daily Mail, AAUW events raise unequal pay awareness, Gabe Franklin, April 5, 2017

Huffington Post, #EqualPayDay: The Wage Gap Is What Happens When Women’s Time And Money Are Valued Less, Soraya Chemaly and Kevin Miller, April 4, 2017

Elle, Even Gina Rodriguez Needs to Learn How to Ask For a Raise, Emily Zemler, April 4, 2017

CBS 2, Iowa, Equal Pay Day Resonates with Women Students in Iowa, Dora Miller, April 4, 2017

Fox 22, Bangor, ME, Women Celebrate Equal Pay Day, Jack Hilton, April 4, 2017

KEZI, Eugene, OR, Eugene Women Respond to Gender Pay Gap, April 4, 2017

WTOL, Toledo, OH, Union Leaders Hold Equal Pay Event in Toledo, April 4, 2017

Fox 21, Duluth, MN, Equal Pay Day Rally Held in Duluth, April 4, 2017

The Washington Post, Patricia Arquette is willing to work with the White House on gender equality. Just give her a call., Helena Andrews-Dyer, April 4, 2017

USA Today, Dems work to deflect threat to equal pay, Nicole Gaudiano, April 4, 2017

Bloomberg, Equal Pay Fight Heats Up Across U.S. With or Without Trump, Jeff Green, April 4, 2017

NBC News, See What Your State is Doing to Close the Gender Wage Gap, Avalon Zoppo, April 4, 2017

Bustle, 6 Important Steps To Take On Equal Pay Day To Help Fight The Wage Gap, Regina Monge, April 4, 2017

Public News Service, You Can’t Negotiate Your Way Around Discrimination, April 3, 2017

March 2017

USA Today, Business groups try to quash federal equal pay project, Nicole Gaudiano, March 31, 2017

Insight Into Diversity, Education and Support Drive Campus Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts, Alexandra Vollman, March 24, 2017

St. Louis Post Dispatch, LTE, Strong Laws Could Close Gender Pay Gap Once and For All, Patricia Shores, Karen Francis, and Mersine Kallaos, March 20, 2017

SWE Magazine, Title IX at 45, Sandra Guy, March 2017

Austin Daily Herald. Women’s history a history for everybody. Mike Stoll. March 13, 2017.

WTTW Chicago. State Bill Aiming to Close Wage Gap Advances. Maya Miller. March 10, 2017.

The Kansas City Star. LTE. Women still woefully behind men in wages. Kathleen Welton. March 10, 2017.

FiveThirtyEight. How Much Progress Have We Made Since Women Went on Strike in 1970?. Kathryn Casteel and Kara Chin. March 8, 2017 .

MarketWatch. ‘A Day Without A Woman’ appeals to white. middle-class Americans. Quentin Fottrell. March 8, 2017.

KBTX3. New online tool helps parents to find Title IX Coordinators at local schools. Rusty Surette. March 2, 2017.

Senate.gov. Groups opposing the effort to overturn Title IX protections. March 2, 2017.

Gladstone Dispatch. LTE. Pay equity for women is overdue. Kathleen Welton. March 2, 2017.

The Undercover Recruiter. UK Lessons on Bridging the Gender Pay Gap. March 1, 2017.

February 2017

Florida Times-Union. LTE. Tuesday’s letters. February 28, 2017.

The Courier. LTE. Repeal Independent Private Instruction. Maureen White and Ann Gale. February 26, 2017.

Politico. Trump scraps Obama’s protections for transgender students. Benjamin Wermund. February 23, 2017.

Badcredit.org. The American Association of University Women Helps Professional Women Bridge the Gender-Based Salary Gap. February 28, 2017.

The Courier. LTE. Repeal Independent Private Instruction. Maureen White and Ann Gale. February 26, 2017.

Politico. Trump scraps Obama’s protections for transgender students. Benjamin Wermund. February 23. 2017.

PBS Newshour. States Struggle to Close Their Own Gender Pay Gaps. Teresa Wiltz. February 17, 2017.

BuzzFeed News. Here’s How Critics Of Campus Rape Policies Want DeVos To “Fix” The System. Tyler Kingkade. February 16, 2017.

The Des Moines Register. LTE. Private schools already get tax dollars. Maureen White. February 16, 2017.

Politico. California community college accreditor fight redux. Michael Stratford. February 16, 2017.

YouTube. actv23. February 14, 2017.

The Observer-Dispatch. LTE. Column: Susan B. Anthony’s legacy keeps shining brightly. Mary Q. Chapin. February 14, 2017.

WN.com. AAUW officer discusses going forward with President Trump in office. Darian Randolph. February 9, 2017.

Brit+Co. Why Women’s Organizations are Alarmed By Trump’s Supreme Court Nomination, Courtney Clift. February 2, 2017.

January 2017

Napa Valley Register, LTE, Stay the course on women’s rights, Barbara Pahre and Pat Bardwell, January 30, 2017

Capital News Service, Women’s marches inspire increase activism in Michigan, Caitlyn Taylor, January 27, 2017

Wall Street Journal. How ‘Mary Tyler Moore Show’ Defined Working Women, Quentin Fottrell and Maria LaMagna. January 26, 2017.

Marketwatch. ‘The Mary Tyler Moore Show’ tackled workplace sexual harassment and the gender wage gap. Quintin Fottrell, January 26, 2017.

Al Jazeera. Sexual assault in the time of Trump. Gina Benevento, January 24, 2017.

The Lantern. American Association of University Women opens OSU chapter. Hannah Herner, January 23, 2017.

The Workplace Legacy of Barack Obama. Michelle V. Rafter, January 17, 2017.

WHAM (ABC 13). Local organizations marks 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. January 17, 2017.

Vox, The Vast Diversity of the Women’s March on Washington, in Words and Photos, Karen Turner, Kainaz Amaria, Nesima Aberra, January 21, 2017

U.S. News & World Report, The Next Year of the Woman, Susan Milligan, January 20, 2017

Public, 90 Minutes Series: A Conversation With Lisa Maatz, Ohio University, January 20, 2017

Chicago Tribune, 4 generations head to Women’s March on Washington, Lara Weber, January 20, 2017

Richmond Times-Dispatch. Virginia students won’t give back their hard-fought Title IX rights. Leslie Tourigny. January 16, 2017.

Buzzfeed. Georgia Lawmaker Wants to Stop Colleges From Investigating Rapes. Tyler Kingkade. January 13, 2017.

90.5 WESA (NPR). Gilman Introduces Bill To Ban Salary History Questions For City Job Applicants. Liz Reid. January 10, 2017.

PayScale. Even Women Can Have Unconscious Bias Against Women Leaders. Christine Laue. January 10, 2017.

MomsRising.org. Breaking Through: The Resistance!. Kristen Rowe-Finkbeiner. January 9, 2017.

Politico. All eyes on DeVos hearing. Michael Stratford. January 9, 2017.

WJLA (ABC), Steps to career success in any profession. Good Morning Washington. January 9, 2017. 

Romper. Women Face A “Motherhood Penalty” At Work For The Possibility They Could Have Kids. Alana Romain. January 7, 2017.

Boston Globe. Tackling teen sexual harassment. Jessica Lander. January 2, 2017.

December 2016

Arkansas Democrat Gazette. Sexual assault policies changed at UA. Jaime Adame. December 11, 2016.

Huffington Post, The Most Feminist White House in History Just Made One of Its Last Moves on Equal Pay. Emily Peck. December 7, 2016.

Marketwatch. Advocates worry Trump may reverse Obama plan to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill. Greg Robb. December 4, 2016.

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November 2016

The Washington Post. Business leaders say D.C. bill forbidding questions about salary would be a burden. Jasper Scherer. November 30, 2016.

Idaho Statesman. LTE. Custer & Scott letter: Reaction to election. Julie Custer and Kathy Scott. November 29, 2016.

Mic. Dear Ivanka, this is what American women need right now. Claire Lampen. November 24, 2016.

CBS News. The 7 highest paying jobs for men and women. Aimee Picchi. November 22, 2016.

Bradenton Herald. LTE. Volunteerism boosts community. Elaine Graham. November 22, 2016.

The Daily Free Press. AAUW Work Smart teaches Questrom women negotiation skills. Rachel Silberman. November 21, 2016.

Bloomberg BNA. Desire for Fair and Equal Pay Bridges Gaps. Laime Vaitkus. November 16, 2016.

Breaking Through with Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. Interview with Lisa Maatz. November 14, 2016.

Politico. Will Trump turn back clock on campus sexual assault? Benjamin Wermund November 11, 2016.

Inside Higher Ed. Campus sexual assault in a Trump era. Jake New. November 10, 2016.

Orlando Sentinel. Parents say bullying stats don’t match reality. Annie Martin. November 7, 2016.

Talk Media News. Women voters the key to Clinton’s campaign. Morgan Wilt. November 5, 2016.

Bozeman Daily Chronicle. LTE. Government gets its power from those who vote. Verne W. House. November 5, 2016.

Huffington Post. Poll takes make shameful comeback in the States. Lisa Maatz. November 4, 2016.

Philly.com. LTE.  Women. Make Your Voice Heard. Barbara Price. November 3, 2016.

KMIZ (ABC). Columbia, MO. Take a deeper look into Amendment 3. Kirstie Crawford. November 3, 2016.

 Access Hollywood. Mila Kunis Slams Hollywood Sexism in Powerful Essay: “I’m Done Compromising,” Erin Biglow. November 3, 2016.

This is Tucson. Why I’m Voting: 23 Tucson women tell us why it matters. November 3, 2016.

The Huffington Post Blog. Care about Working Families? Don’t Forget Down Ballot Races. Lisa Maatz, November 2, 2016.

La Prensa. Un objetivo lejano: igualdad de salario para las Latinas (A distant goal: equal pay for Latinas). Ana B. Nieto. November 2, 2016.

Motto (Time). Hispanic Women May Have to Wait 232 Years for Wage Equality. Jessie Van Amburg. November 1, 2016.

October 2016

The Huffington Post Blog. 20 Cent Gender Pay Gap Just Tip of the Iceberg. Lisa Maatz, October 31, 2016.The Frisky. Icelandic women protest the country’s 14 percent gender wage gap like bosses. Kylie Cheung. October 28, 2016.

Pierce County Herald. Editiorial: The focus of our elections coverage is local. Sarah Young, October 25, 2016.

Chinook Observer, LTE. Letters to the Editor for October 26. October 25, 2016.

The Shippensburg-News Chronicle, LTE. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: When Women Vote, We Change the Conversation. Linkey Greene. October 25, 2016.

The Huffington Post Blog. Why are so many schools not reporting sexual harassment and bullying allegations?. Lisa Maatz, October 24, 2016.

Blue Ridge Now, LTE. Monday’s Letters: Obstructionist Senators. Sue Hammer, October 24, 2016.

The Kansas City Star. LTE. Readers discuss voting, CoverGirl. sexual assault. By Karen Francis and Carol Cowes. October 23, 2016.

PayScale. AAUW: At This Rate, the Gender Pay Gap Will Close in 2152. Gina Gelli. October 21, 2016.

The Sentinel. Pennsylvania. LTE. When Women Vote, We Change the Conversation. By Linkey Green and Anne Pehle. October 20, 2016.

The Union Edge. Breaking Through by MomsRising: What the what!? This election: VOTE!. Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner. October 17, 2016.

New Jersey Public Television. New Jersey Capitol Report: Gender Pay gap. October 15, 2016.

Dialogue on Idaho Public Television. Gender and Politics: Lisa Maatz. Host: Marcia Franklin. October 14, 2016.

Mic News. The response to the Trump assault allegations reveals why most victims don’t come forward. Marie Solid, October 13, 2016.

Slate. How Would Trump and Clinton Tackle Campus Sexual Assault?. Jake New, October 12, 2016.

Davis Enterprise, LTE. We Need Nine Supreme Court Justices. By James Dawson. October 12, 2016.

Florida Times Union, LTE. Senate Should Act. By Kimberly Beasley. October 12, 2016.

Dallas News, LTE. Give Us a Ninth Justice. By Freda Ballas. October 9, 2016.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch. When women vote, we change the conversation. Karen Francis & A. Patricia Shores, October 8, 2016.

Lehigh Valley Live, LTE. Senate Must Consider Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee. By Toni Hoffman, Co-President Easton Branch. October 7, 2016.

Eastbay Times, LTE. Give President’s Nominee to Supreme Court His Day. By Donnaluci Williams. October 7, 2016.

KPCC. The wage gap is narrowing in California, so why is that a mixed blessing? Alex Cohen. October 3, 2016

Press of Atlantic City. This proposed N.J. law would ban questions on salary history. Martin DeAngelis. October 1, 2016.

September 2016

FAIR. ‘The Gender Pay Gap Follows Women Into All Areas. Janine Jackson. September 29, 2016.

Daily Tarheel. North Carolina 5th best state for gender pay gap. Grant Masini. September 28, 2016.

Huffington Post. Women Voters: The Key Element To Any Winning Election Formula. Lisa Maatz. September 27, 2016.

Eagle 99.3. Study: Indiana 40th For Gender Wage Gap. Mike Perleberg. September 26, 2016.

NPR. Donald Trump Reveals Plan to Make Child Care More Affordable. Scott Detrow. September 14, 2016.

NPR News. Census Bureau: Poverty Rate Down, Median Incomes Up. Camila Domonoske. September 13, 2016.

Think Progress. The gender wage gap hasn’t budged in 9 years. Bryce Covert. September 13, 2016.

New York Magazine. How to Get Involved in This Year’s Presidential Election. Claire Landsbaum. September 13, 2016.

Bloomberg BNA. New Pay Reporting Proposal Should Be Rejected, Senators Say. September 12, 2016.

Augusta Free Press. AAUW Action Fund releases congressional voting record. September 9, 2016.

BuzzFeed. New York City Could Be First To Publicize School Harassment Cases. Tyler Kingkade. September 8, 2016.

Creative Loafing Charlotte. Lunch Break (9/8/16): How did NC reps do in AAUW report card on congressional votes affecting females?. Ryan Pitkin. September 8, 2016.

WGBH News. Closing The Gender Wage Gap And Other Thoughts On Labor Day. Callie Crossley. September 7, 2016.

CNN. Will women follow Gretchen Carlson’s example on sexual harassment?. Kelly Wallace. September 6, 2016.

Broadly. Women Do Ask for Raises—They Just Don’t Receive Them. Study Says. Kimberly Lawson. September 6, 2016.

August 2016

Medium. Student Debt and Pay Gap, Claire McCaskill. August 23, 2016.The Des Moines Register. How friendly is too friendly with regents, presidents?. Jeff Charis-Carlson. August 22, 2016.

Bloomberg BNA. Republican Senators Urge OMB to Reject Pay Data Proposal. Kevin McGowan. August 17, 2016.

The San Diego Union-Tribune. Focus: Many Schools List No Bullying Incidents. Lauryn Schroeder. August 5, 2016.

Bustle. I was Sexually Harassed At Work & Here’s What Donald Trump’s Comments About It Get Wrong. Gabrielle Moss. August 5, 2016.

El Diario. How to Deal With Sexual Harassment At Work? Ana B. Nieto. August 5, 2016.

Sentinel Source. Girls STEM Inequity at Camp. Isaac Stein. August 2, 2016.

Nature. Women in Physics Face Big Hurdles — Still. Ramin Skibba. August 1, 2016.

July 2016

June 2016

Dayton Daily News. Campus Sex Assaults: Zero rape reports at Central State raises concern. Josh Sweigart. June 24, 2016

Houston Chronicle. Texas U. admissions can consider race, Supreme Court rules. Mark Sherman. June 23, 2016

WPTV. Florida. High tech summer camp for teen girls; Tech Trek inspires young girls for high tech careers. June 20, 2016

Tulsa World. Girls further love for science, math at Tech Trek summer camp. Isabel Dobrin. June 17, 2016

WHNT 19 News. Alabama. Tech Trek camp growing, putting more girls on track to success in STEM fields. Melissa Riopka. June 17, 2016

Indiana Public Radio. BSU camp encourages girls to study science. Keagan Beresford. June 16, 2016

University Herald. US College Rankings Based on The Most Reports on Sexual Assaults. Anita Valencia. June 10, 2016

Christian Science Monitor. Outcry over Stanford case hints at shift in rape culture. Stacy Teicher Khadaroo. June 9, 2016

Huffington Post. What A Hillary Clinton Nomination Means For The Glass Ceiling (Hint: Not Much). Emily
Peck. June 8, 2016

em>The Washington Post. These colleges have the most reports of rape. Nick Anderson. June 7, 2016

Pgctvonline. Maryland. National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Denise Douglas. June 7, 2016

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

May 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

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers. Barriers and Bias. Deirdre K. Kaniewski.
May 13, 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