Bill sponsor and AAUW member Sen. Susan Lee joined AAUW of Maryland member Anita Rosen and AAUW State Policy Analyst Kate Nielson as Gov. Hogan signed an equal pay bill into law on Thursday, May 19, 2016.

Where Equal Pay Flourished (and Failed) in 2016

This year we saw lots of progress in statehouses across the country when it came to advancing AAUW’s public policy priorities. In particular, we helped get exciting new equal pay legislation off the ground and focused attention on the issue. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 27, 2016
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
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap research report cover Fall 2016

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

Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 2016
Michele Taylor

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
Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) Elaine Harmon holding her Congressional Gold Medal in 2010

AAUW Member Fights for Women Pilots’ Honors at Arlington National Cemetery

An AAUW member led the fight to fulfill her mother-in-law’s final wish to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 24, 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