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Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014
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Cut Girls’ Sports? Not on Her Watch!

When avid lacrosse player Cathryn Garrett heard that her high school was planning on cutting the girls’ team because “there wasn’t enough interest,” she decided to prove them wrong. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 12, 2014
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Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014
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Why One Executive Doesn’t “Lean In” Anymore

Amanda Vincent built a career that Sheryl Sandberg would approve of. But these days, when she’s working and raising two daughters, Vincent says she doesn’t lean in anymore. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 29, 2014
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The Child Care Conundrum

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
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7 Ways Students Are Taking On Campus Sexual Assault

Across the country, college students are taking a stand against sexual assault. Here are some of their stories. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   May 22, 2014
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77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

In my former life as a journalist, one of the first rules I learned was to look at a story from every angle. After all, an issue is never one-dimensional. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 14, 2014
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Kids and a Career: It Shouldn’t Be This Hard

Many of us are or will be parents, and most of us have to work outside the home. So why does it still seem so difficult to balance family and career? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 09, 2014
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Largest School Districts Improve Compliance with Bullying and Harassment Reporting

According to an AAUW analysis, more of the nation’s largest public school districts are now complying with federal requirements to report incidents of sex-based bullying and harassment. In the second […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   April 24, 2014
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The Very First Earth Day

We’ve been green-conscious for a long time — in 1956 we helped fund Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking “Silent Spring,” and we were there 10 years later when the very first Earth Day happened. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 21, 2014