Reports and research

Get the Barriers and Bias Report

Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership examines the causes of women’s underrepresentation in leadership roles in business, politics, and education and suggests what we can do to change the status quo. Download a PDF of the report. Read more »

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Download the Quick Facts from Barriers and Bias

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the report and spark discussion in your community. Download this one-page summary as a companion piece to the full report or as a conversation starter at an event. Read more »

Get the Facts: Implicit Bias and the AAUW Implicit Association Test on Gender and Leadership

Biases, and the stereotypes on which they are based, are a powerful obstacle for women seeking leadership positions. Researchers have found that stereotypes about leadership are decidedly masculine. Although people are less likely to have explicit biases today than in the past, implicit or unconscious bias remains powerful. Read more »

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

Updated regularly with the most current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap is a commonsense guide that provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States. Read more »

AAUW’s Statements to the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women

As an ECOSOC-accredited nongovernmental organization, AAUW is invited to participate in the annual Commission on the Status of Women in March. AAUW submits a written statement to the CSW annually […] Read more »

Solving the Equation

Be the First to Know the Findings in Our Corporate Guide to Solving the Equation

Sign up to receive our guide to corporate best practices and recommendations for promoting gender diversity in the engineering and computing fields, coming February 2016. Read more »

Executive Summary: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

This executive summary makes it easy to share some of the key findings and recommendations of the report and spark action in your community. Read more »

Download the Quick Facts from Solving the Equation

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report and spark discussion in your community. Read more »

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AAUW Delegation: Gender Equity and the Role of Women in Poland

In 1920 AAUW’s predecessor, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae, helped raise $100,000 for Polish scientist Marie Curie to purchase a gram of radium. In fall 2014, a delegation of seven […] Read more »

Fact Sheet: For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

AAUW and the Center for American Progress have released a new fact sheet that explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender equity in education. […] Read more »