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By the Numbers: A Look at the Gender Pay Gap

Imagine you work a job alongside someone who has less experience than you but still makes more money. Years go by and you look back on a lifetime of work and realize you lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in earnings. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   9 Comments   |   September 18, 2014
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 2014)

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 18, 2014
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AAUW Reacts to New Gender Wage Gap Figure

We are disappointed but not surprised to see that the gender wage gap narrowed only slightly in 2013, leaving a gap that still undermines women’s and families’ efforts to make ends meet. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 16, 2014
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AAUW Announces Acquisition of $tart $mart and Work $mart

The gender pay gap can shortchange the average woman by a couple thousand dollars just one year out of college. And the damage only gets worse over the course of […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 04, 2014
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Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Each year, AAUW’s campus programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women on their way to being the next generation of leaders. This year, the adventure begins on August 20 as applications open for three of these programs Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   August 11, 2014
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Raise the Minimum Wage, Shrink the Pay Gap

Imagine what it would feel like if you hadn’t gotten a raise in over five years. Well, that’s the reality for our country’s minimum wage workers. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   August 07, 2014
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3 Steps to Overcoming Negotiation Bias

Negotiating a fair starting salary is crucial because it helps determine future raises and bonuses. But gender bias and stereotypes create treacherous backlash for women at work. So how do you make sure you get paid what you’re worth? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2014
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AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 29, 2014
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For Women, Student Loan Debt Is an Even Bigger Crisis

Nearly 40 million people are saddled with student loan debt, totaling nearly $1.2 trillion in loans. Though debt is a crisis for all students, the burden falls even harder on women because of the persistent gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2014
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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »