2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

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Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016

Premier Leadership Conference for College Women Features Trailblazing Speakers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 LGBT Pioneers, Angel Investor, Comedian, and Others to Address Nearly 900 Attendees What/Where: The National Conference for College Women Student […] Read more »

Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)

5 Lessons from Asian Pacific American Women in Politics

Although several barrier-breaking Asian Pacific American women have run for elected office, the population is still severely underrepresented in political leadership. Programs such as Elect Her and organizations like the Asian American Women’s Political Initiative are working to change that by training and engaging women in politics from a young age. Read more »

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »

Maha Saleem, AAUW National Student Advisory Council Member

My Hijab Inspired My Feminism

Throughout her life as a Muslim Pakistani American feminist, Maha Saleem has gradually overcome barriers, challenged stereotypes, and become an example of intersectional feminism. Her experiences overcoming gender bias helped her discover a passion for empowering women and girls. Read more »

Ivelisse Porroa-Garcia tabling at UCLA for her AAUW student organization

Finding Sisterhood with My AAUW Student Organization

  I describe my journey with AAUW as a learning experience. The AAUW student organization at UCLA has allowed me to interact with students whose definition of feminism is different […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2016
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10 Times Women Gave Great Advice on Running for Office

Didn’t make it to an Elect Her this year? Never fear! Here are some of the best pieces of advice from this year’s workshops. Read more »

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New AAUW Report Reveals the Barriers and Biases That Limit Women Leaders and Society

The report demonstrates how that gender leadership gap limits both women and our society and details real solutions for lawmakers, industry leaders, and everyday Americans. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 29, 2016
Molly Rockett stands in front of her 2014 campaign signs.

8 Women, 8 Different Ways to Lead with AAUW

Check out these eight AAUW stars who are proving that women can be powerful leaders on campus and beyond. The face of leadership doesn’t have to be male. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 23, 2016