Senate HELP Committee Schedules Paycheck Fairness Act Hearing; AAUW Will Live-Blog Event

On March 11, at 10:00am, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on the Paycheck Fairness Act (S.182). As AAUW members are aware, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 09, 2010

Candace Wheeler, 1827-1923: Entrepreneur, Artist, and Founder of American Interior Design

When you set out to break through barriers, the secret to your success just might be that you don’t see the barriers in the first place. Candace Thurber Wheeler founded […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 02, 2010

Work-Life Balance in a Blizzard

As Washington, D.C., recovers from the worst snowstorm in recorded history — and while my car remains buried in snow — commutes are beginning to return to normal. Most schools […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 25, 2010

Underneath Work-Life Balance

I was reading a column recently by human resources consultant and author, Peter Weddle that struck a chord. In “Rethinking Work-Life Balance” on the ISTE website, Weddle suggests that the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 23, 2010

Workplace Rules in the House of Medicine: A Difficult Choice When Health Is at Stake

More on the Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation ( The focus of the chapter “Family Friendly for All Families” dispels an important myth: that having the same rules that men […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 02, 2010

The State of the Union

Yesterday, a national leader stood before America and, in a presentation designed to generate both thought and excitement, proceeded to explain his plan for revitalizing America. But enough about Steve […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2010

Stop Stupak National Day of Action

FROM THE AAUW ACTION NETWORK: On Wednesday, December 2, AAUW and coalition partners will join forces for a National Day of Action to protest the Stupak amendment, anti-choice legislation that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 01, 2009

Imagine! Ideas to Reach the Ideal

It takes a lot of chutzpah to offer up my concept of the model of perfection when it comes to women in the health care workplace. Why? Because not only […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 01, 2009

Women Deserve Better than the Status Quo

Several AAUW Lobby Corps members in the Washington, D.C. area had the opportunity to attend a White House event on health care and older women last week, and I accompanied […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   November 19, 2009

From the Real to the Ideal — Women Working in Health Care

In last week’s post I promised to take a focused look at women in the health care workforce. For both providers and patients, the gender gap has enormous consequences not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   November 17, 2009