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For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   July 08, 2014
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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

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Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 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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Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »

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No Kids? No Problem?

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to “just know,” how is a person to decide if he or she wants to have a child? I recently set out to write an article on the subject. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 02, 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
A group of students marching and holding a banner reading, "Equal Pay Now"

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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Vance Granville Community College’s Campus Action Project Grant: An Educated Woman, an Educated Future

A community college in a low-income North Carolina community is running workshops to help their nontraditional students (many of them women in their 40s) earn four-year degrees. Read more »

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Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014