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What We Did in 2013: A Message from AAUW’s President

My first six months as your national president have renewed my appreciation for the sheer volume of the important work that goes on in our branches and states, among our national members, on our college/university partner member campuses, as well as in Washington, D.C. As this remarkable year comes to a close, I want to thank you on behalf of our national board for all you do to support women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 17, 2013
AAUW of Hawaii members attended an Equal Pay Day 2013 ceremony with Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Get Ready to “Celebrate” Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day when women’s earnings finally catch up to men’s earnings from the previous year. Equal Pay Day 2014 will fall on Tuesday, April 8, so mark your calendar!

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Article   |   Advocacy   |   November 19, 2013
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Changing the Face of Computer Science, One Hour at a Time

In our 2010 report on the alarmingly low number of women in STEM fields, we recommended encouraging girls to take computer science classes. Now we’re taking that recommendation to the next level by asking you to participate in the Hour of Code, a one-hour introduction to computer science. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   November 15, 2013
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Send College Women to NCCWSL

For the last few years, AAUW of Connecticut has made a special effort to send more local women to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders — with great success. I spoke to Lin Rising, AAUW of Connecticut College/University Relations officer, about her branch’s NCCWSL scholarship initiative. Rising shared some of her takeaways with me, including how other branches can implement similar grant programs for students in their area. Read more »

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Empower Student Leaders in Your State: Here’s How

As the AAUW community continues to grow on campuses all over the country, members should consider forming student advisory councils in their states. Similar in structure to the National Student Advisory Council, state advisory councils have a greater focus on local AAUW activity. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 25, 2013
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The 5 Top Keys to Marketing Your Branch

Exercise is good for you, and people like to donate to causes they believe in. These twin maxims spurred the AAUW Morgan Hill (CA) Branch to sponsor an annual walk-run […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 18, 2013
The 50 eighth-grade girls who attended Tech Trek at Bowling Green State University pose with Tech Trek staff in front of a campus building.

Tech Trek: Coming to a Campus Near You!

In 2014, AAUW will expand our STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering, and math) summer camp program to three new college and university campuses in New Mexico, Oregon, and Alabama. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 25, 2013
Marie Wolbach stands next to California Tech Trek alumna Ellen Le.

Marie Wolbach, Tech Trek Founder, Honored with “Classic Woman” Award

This week, Traditional Home magazine honored five women for their exceptional volunteerism with the Classic Woman Award. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   September 23, 2013
Three girls in lab coats and goggles mix chemicals in a metal bowl to create soap.

Girls Explore Science through Rockets and Marine Biology at Washington Tech Trek

Fifty girls from western Washington set off for Pacific Lutheran University to attend AAUW of Washington’s first Tech Trek camp this summer. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 16, 2013
A girl holds a dropper over a Styrofoam box in one hand and a test tube in her other hand. She is carefully filling the dropper with liquid from the box.

Tech Trek Brings Robotics, Chemistry, Ecology to Oklahoma Girls

For 30 girls from western Oklahoma, Tech Trek was all about seeing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) in action. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 12, 2013