Open Thread: Women’s History 365

For the past several weeks we have shared stories of women who have and are still breaking through barriers in their chosen professions. As Women’s History Month comes to a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 31, 2009

Madam Speaker of the House

Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is a woman who has broken through a political barrier by serving as the first female speaker of the House of Representatives. She attended an all-women’s college, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 25, 2009

Honoring Women in the Military

Yesterday I was privileged to participate in the Inaugural Army Women in Transition Symposium, held on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building. I was asked to be a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 25, 2009

AAUW National Convention Kick-Off Luncheon

Finding downtown St. Louis lively with a St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 14, more than 80 AAUW members, guests, and potential volunteers got in the celebratory spirit and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 19, 2009

Ahead Of Her Time

In continuation of my research on successful women from St. Louis leading up to the 2009 AAUW National Convention, I highlight the brave and talented Kate Chopin. This great female […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 17, 2008

Who Were the First Women in Your Field?

As AAUW prepares for its biennial convention, Breaking through Barriers, in St. Louis, Missouri, June 26–28, I have been reading about some Missouri women who broke through their own barriers […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 20, 2008

Independent Convention

As we watch with bated breath (or not), the proceedings leading to the Republican or Democratic Conventions, I paused to give thought to those Independents among us. Long perceived as […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   August 19, 2008

A Woman of History

There is a wonderful conversation in Jane Austen’s Persuasion, between Anne Elliot and Captain Benwick. He remarks, “I don’t think I ever opened a book in my life which had […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   March 01, 2008