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Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015
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Being a Top Earner Didn’t Stop This Woman from Being Forced out of Finance

The Fortune 500 company Jane worked for had paid her a small fraction of what it paid her male colleagues, justifying it partially because she might get pregnant. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015
Aileen Rizo (left in white, holding her daughter) was on hand when Gov. Brown signed the Fair Pay Act on October 6, 2015.

The High Cost of Unequal Pay

How is the pay gap really hurting women and their families? AAUW’s Lisa Maatz explains in a post originally published on the U.S. Department of Labor’s blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2015
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Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

Just 24 Fortune 500 companies are led by women.

The 10 Scariest Pictures You’ll See This Halloween

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 10 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. Read more »

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A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 2015
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
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How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   5 Comments   |   October 08, 2015

AAUW and Boston Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

Together with Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement, we will bring the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation workshop to half of the working women in Boston over the next five years. With more than 85,000 Boston women expected to be trained in salary negotiation by 2020, Boston will become a model for the rest of the nation, and the city’s 16 percent gender pay gap will take a hit. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 28, 2015

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015