Getting through the College Hard Times

I spend a decent portion of my time speaking to inner-city youth about their options after high school. Though every group of students is different, I always get the question, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   May 16, 2011

What Do You Want to Be When You Grow Up?

Ah, the age-old question. Although I am at least a few years removed from childhood, I’m still searching for the answer. Aren’t you? Even middle-aged Barbie has posed the question […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   May 06, 2011

Equal Pay Day Q and A: Bey-Ling Sha

Bey-Ling Sha, a professor at San Diego State University, talked with us this week about her experiences with workplace discrimination and her passion for women’s issues. Sha and other esteemed speakers joined us at AAUW’s Equal Pay Day panel in Washington, D.C., Monday to kick off our Equal Pay Day advocacy. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2011

Health Care Reform Law Turns 1

Wednesday, March 23 marked the one-year anniversary of when President Barack Obama signed the health care reform law, also known as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). Although […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2011

Would the Lehman Sisters Have Done Any Better?

How are women doing in today’s economic climate? Recently, students at Santa Clara University received timely and excellent advice about women in the workplace from Laraine T. Zappert, clinical professor […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 03, 2011

Even Women Doctors Face a Pay Gap

You probably remember growing up and playing doctor with your little stuffed teddy bear, right? For many doctors, I bet those were the moments that helped inspire them to save […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 18, 2011

House Funding Bill Would Hurt Millions of Americans

As I write this post, the U.S. House of Representatives is debating the “CR,” and Beltway pundits are talking about the possibility of a government shutdown. This can be very […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 17, 2011

RIP Brenda Starr

Brenda Starr, the redheaded veteran cartoon reporter, will meet her final deadline on January 2 after more than 70 years in the business. Being a good Irish Catholic (and knowing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 14, 2010

Alzheimer’s Disease: A Women’s Issue

Alzheimer’s disease is not typically mentioned as a pressing issue women face today. But the recently released Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Takes on Alzheimer’s provides ample evidence that this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 10, 2010

Teaching Women to Know Their Worth

Do you know what you’re worth? Do you know how to ask for a raise? Do you know how to negotiate your salary? $tart $mart facilitator Sonya Stafford is helping […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 08, 2010