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AAUW and Symantec Team Up to Teach Girls Cybersecurity

AAUW received a $100,000 grant from Symantec Corporation to develop a cybersecurity core class for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

February 12, 2015

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

AAUW, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Pantene, has awarded grants totaling nearly $50,000 to 11 student-led teams to fight stereotypes and biases on college campuses around the nation.

January 29, 2015

AAUW and Lockheed Martin to Expand National STEM Program for Girls

AAUW has collaborated with Lockheed Martin to expand a national program for middle school girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

December 8, 2014

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

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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 last year was a banner year for accomplishing just that.