Women of Wisconsin … and the United States

Assaults on women’s health have dominated the politics of national budget cuts lately. Women in Wisconsin, however, have an additional financial concern — Gov. Scott Walker’s (R) new budget proposal. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 25, 2011

You Are Cordially Invited

Several years ago, a friend gave a homily at church. The topic was invitations. As the 2011 AAUW National Convention approaches, his words remind me what invitations mean. They bring […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 08, 2011

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