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The Achievement Award Series: Gerda Lerner

  “I want to make women’s history respectable.” In this short phrase, 1986 AAUW Achievement Award recipient Gerda Lerner explained her quest to make an often overlooked aspect of history […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 22, 2016

The Achievement Award Series: Gwendolen Carter

Carter helped to pioneer the first African studies program in the United States at Northwestern University in 1948. Today, this field of study has evolved from being active on just one campus to being a thriving program that’s offered at more than 300 colleges and universities across the country. Read more »

5 Black Women Founders and Inventors You Should Know

African American women have founded various organizations, they’ve been the masterminds behind innovative products, and they’ve paved the way for new generations’ thought leaders. Meet five of these champions of change who have solved medical mysteries, fought poverty, served on congressional committees, and helped lead the movements against racism, sexism, and class barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 31, 2016

We’re Ringing the Bell for Gender Equity

By ringing the New York Stock Exchange opening bell, AAUW is becoming part of a longstanding tradition considered to be a high honor and mark of achievement. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 30, 2016
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Muslim Feminism in History: Halidé Edib Adivar

Halidé Edib Adivar (1884–1964) was a Turkish novelist, feminist, and advocate for women’s rights who wore many hats during her lifetime. She was best known around the world for her writing, in which she criticized the lack of rights of Turkish women. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 28, 2016

You Might Not Know These Remarkable Women, but You Should

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating some remarkable women you might not know about but should. From the halls of Congress to the U.N. to movie theaters, these women are blazing trails and empowering women and girls everywhere. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 17, 2016
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AAUW Member and Coast Guard Commander Dorothy Stratton Honored for a Lifetime of Fostering Women Leaders

AAUW member Dorothy Stratton (1899–2006) mentored women throughout the 20th century in careers from academia to the Marine Corps. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized as a 2016 National Women’s History Project honoree. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2016
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How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016
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Why We’re Still Talking about the Doll Racism Test

After nearly 80 years, AAUW Achievement Award recipient Mamie Phipps Clark’s research about the impact dolls have on children’s body image is still relevant. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 10, 2016
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Women Who Proved Not Just Men Can Run Colleges

Throughout our history, AAUW and the college campus have always been a natural fit. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 30, 2015