How Women Are Changing Philanthropy

Despite the fact that we are still fighting for equal pay for women in 2011, both the Toronto Star and the New York Times have reported that there are more […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   January 21, 2011

Brazil Elects First Woman President, Inequality Persists

Dilma Rousseff joined a very exclusive club earlier this month when she was sworn in as Brazil’s first female president. Rousseff is one of 18 women currently serving as heads […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 17, 2011

What a Difference a Dinner Makes

In 2004, a friend invited me to dinner. At the dinner were a bunch of women from the AAUW Howard County (MD) Branch, whatever that was. I ended up having […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 28, 2010

To Quota or Not to Quota?

One of the most important questions facing those concerned with the gender gap in American politics is how we can get and keep more women in elected office. According to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 28, 2010

Victories for Women in 2010

Thanks to the activism and generosity of AAUW Action Network activists, members, and staff, we can claim some impressive advocacy and programmatic achievements this year. We continue to be advocates […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 23, 2010

Winter Break + Computer = Policy Reform

College students, do you want to make a difference on your campus over winter break without even leaving your computer? Participate in SAFER’s (Students Active for Ending Rape) Winter Break […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2010

D.C. Experiences through the Eyes of an Intern

I had an awesome time this fall in Washington, D.C., as an intern in a congressional office. I had never been to the city prior to this internship through CHCI, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 03, 2010

Forbes’ Sexist Powerful Women List

What makes a person powerful? According to Forbes, that depends on gender. Forbes’ World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list came out last month, and the contrast with the World’s Most […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   November 29, 2010

Denied My Rights as a Woman in the United States

Women make up over half of the population and, as of recently, over half of the workforce, and yet this morning’s major headlines made no mention of yesterday’s crushing defeat […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   November 18, 2010

What Women Want (in Government)

The midterm elections are over, leaving pundits and policy wonks alike to decode the messages voters were sending when they cast their votes. Though women are less likely than men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 13, 2010