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

Not the Only Game in Town

he NBA finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic started last night, but the NBA isn’t the only game in town. Saturday, June 6, marks the WNBA’s 13th season opener between the Los Angeles Sparks and the champion Detroit Shock to be aired on network television. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2009

Economic Downturn for ‘Real’ Families

So last week the Washington Post published two articles focusing on the impact of the economic downturn on area families. The first family profiled, the Coughlins, are a dual earner […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 20, 2009

The Shoulders of Giants

They say that behind every successful man is a woman. I think it’s also fair to say that behind every successful woman is a woman — or, more likely, many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 27, 2009