Health-care reform isn’t scary…but doing nothing is frightening

For the past several weeks, at town halls all across the nation, millions of Americans who understand the need for vital health reform legislation were subjected to seemingly endless myths, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   September 14, 2009

He Walked in Our Shoes

The road to true equality for women in the workplace is built on the work of so many. This morning I learned of the passing of one of its quiet […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 31, 2009

Caring about Women and Maternal Health

Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times focused his column yesterday on the need to attend to women and maternal health on a global scale. He has an excellent way […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2009

Pay Equity in the Obama White House

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Noting that women make just 78 cents for every dollar men earn […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   July 08, 2009

‘We All Have a Part, But She’s the Icon’

The headline on a Kansas City Star column put it best: “Lilly Ledbetter’s name is on a law and a Supreme Court decision, and she’s not done yet.” So true. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   July 08, 2009

Did You Know?

Like almost a thousand other attendees at the 2009 AAUW National Convention held this past weekend in St. Louis, I watched the video Did You Know? as part of the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   July 02, 2009

Bring Salary Negotiation Programming to your Campus

Do you want to learn how to implement great salary negotiation programs on your campus? If you’re attending the AAUW convention, check out the “Salary Negotiation Skills for Women” workshop. […] Read more »

An Insult to Hardworking Career Mothers

To me the most striking finding from a recent work-family research report that’s getting a lot of online buzz was that the wage gap between mothers and non-mothers is even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 22, 2009

The Importance of Female Mentors

Common among the former fellows I’ve interviewed is that having a mentor and being a mentor play important roles in these women’s lives. This message was reiterated in the speech […] Read more »

It’s the Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, but I’m Not Quite Ready to Celebrate

On June 10, 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law. Forty-six years later, as I prepare to graduate from college and enter the workforce, there are so […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2009