Albert Einstein alongside his letter to AAUW

Einstein, AAUW, and Getting Jewish Women Scientists out of Nazi Germany

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of history’s greatest scientific minds, Albert Einstein. It is a perfect time to highlight a lesser-known side of Einstein: that he was an […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   March 14, 2013
Women protesters celebrate the end of the strike, image by Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit website

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013
Lou Henry Hoover and Girl Scouts, photo courtesy of Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum

Lou Henry Hoover: First Lady, Girl Scout Leader, AAUW Member

On the Girl Scouts’ 101st anniversary, we’re remembering one of the early leaders of that great organization. She was a first lady of the United States, an AAUW member, and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 12, 2013
Mary Ritter Beard ca. 1920–30.

Preserving an Untold History

  “No documents, no history” was the motto of the World Center for Women’s Archives, an idea developed in 1935 by historian, archivist, and AAUW member Mary Ritter Beard. Beard’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 11, 2013
Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Is More than a Hairdo

I sighed in exasperation when I did a YouTube search for “Rosie the Riveter” and found that the first through 50th entries on the site were video tutorials on how […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013

Celebrating Women’s History Month

Today marks the beginning of 31 wonderful days celebrating women’s history. Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ll be telling stories of past and current women doing big things. Here’s what we’re […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 01, 2013
Anna Kelton Wiley image courtesy of the National Women’s History Museum www.nwhm.org

Jail, Picketing, and Resolutions: AAUW and Suffrage

  This weekend marks 100 years since the Woman Suffrage Parade, when women marched in Washington, D.C., demanding the right to vote. In honor of the occasion, AAUW is opening […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 28, 2013
Group holding sign with new logo

AAUW Introduces New Logo, Tagline, and Website

Today, AAUW is proud to debut some big changes. As you’ve probably noticed, you’re looking at a brand new website, accented by our first new logo in more than 20 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   February 20, 2013
Hispanic child at the doctor

An AAUW Success Story: The Family and Medical Leave Act

The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) is a shining example of what AAUW lobbying efforts can help accomplish. Passed after seven years of hard work by AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   February 16, 2013