Sukey Blanc assists 21st Century Community Learning Center staff with data collection.

How to Write Grant Proposals: 8 Tips from an Expert

We got the inside scoop on how to write effective grant proposals from a pro, AAUW alumna Sukey Blanc. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 10, 2014
Vanzetta Penn McPherson

“Marching for My Convictions”: A Judge Remembers Civil Rights-Era Alabama

In her AAUW fellowship application, McPherson wrote, “I have been privileged to grow up in a period of our country’s history that has produced some of the most significant social innovations. And, as a bonus, I witnessed it firsthand from my home in Montgomery, Alabama.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 03, 2014
Mary Purcell speaks into a microphone at a desk

Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 20, 2014
Women from the Land Army helped keep farms going when male workers went overseas during World War I.

Trading Pencils for Plows: College Women Save Farms during WWI

As men left for the front during WWI, college women at home stepped in to take care of the agriculture industry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2014
Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 31, 2014
Ruth Holden documentary cover

Not All Patriots Are Fighters

AAUW European Fellow Ruth Holden was a young American paleobotanist studying fossilized plant life who later found herself helping to establish war hospitals in Russia. Read more »

Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

Rep. Martha Griffiths stands in front of the Capitol.

The Untold Story behind the Civil Rights Act

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 did not just prohibit discrimination based on race. Gender is also a crucial part of the bill, and there’s a fascinating story behind how it got there. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   June 30, 2014
Caroline McGill

Guerilla Regiments, Frontier Doctors, and Civil Rights Activists: Just Another Day in AAUW’s Archives

AAUW’s fellows have fascinating stories to tell — of obstacles overcome, world events witnessed, bravery and courage displayed. Here are a few of the many stories we’ve pulled from the archives this year. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 25, 2014

Unearthing Our Fellows’ Stories: The Fellowship Processing Project

We stumbled upon letters of support from Nobel Prize winners, U.S. Supreme Court justices, leaders in science and the humanities, prominent names in academia, literary critics, and famous writers. And we learned more about sponsorship and the generous and far-sighted women and men who funded these fellowships. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 20, 2014