Maryland Equal Pay Day Rally

Want to See Action on Women’s Issues? Check Out Your Statehouse!

In 2016, AAUW members were busy at every level of government passing good laws, beating back bad ones, and laying the groundwork for more successes in 2017. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 19, 2016
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To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Your new employer’s application asks for your salary history. This seems harmless, right? Wrong. This practice perpetuates the wage gap that many women and people of color face. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   October 14, 2016
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AAUW Praises Obama Administration on Recent Efforts to Close Pay Gap

AAUW praises the Obama Administration on a final rule on pay data collection by gender, race, and ethnicity. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 29, 2016
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2016)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   September 15, 2016
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Research Indicates Pay Gap Will Not Close for 136 Years

AAUW researchers have determined that it will take more than a century, until 2152, for the pay gap to close. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 13, 2016
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Meet Some Special AAUW Salary Negotiation Facilitators

Amy Getty Grand View University, Des Moines, Iowa AAUW Work Smart Facilitator Amy Getty is a professor of English at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa, where she teaches […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 20, 2016
It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives?

Women around the country “celebrated” Equal Pay Day on April 12, but mothers (and most women of color) have to wait even longer for their paychecks to catch up. May […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   May 06, 2016
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Financial Literacy Could Have Saved Me from Student Debt

Like many college-bound students, Khallilah Beecham-Watkins thought financial aid was a free ticket to attend her dream school. She didn’t have the tools or resources needed to understand that she would have to pay back all of that money after graduation. Read more »

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AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016
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Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 11, 2016