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
Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Over the next five years, AAUW Work Smart in D.C. will teach more than 15,000 women how to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 12, 2016
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AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016
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Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 11, 2016
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Image via Marc Herman, Flickr Commons.

Do My State Officials Care about My Equal Pay?

Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2016
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Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016
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MEDIA ADVISORY: AAUW “Celebrates” Equal Pay Day with Notable Activists Working to Close the Wage Gap

Actress Patricia Arquette, Elected Officials to Discuss Solutions and Help Raise Awareness Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2016
Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary

Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life. “I wasn’t aware of how […] Read more »