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Legislative Tactic Could Revoke Paid Sick Days, Minimum Wage, and Other Laws Helping Women

Many states are passing “preemption bills” that threaten existing legislation upholding AAUW policy issues like equal pay provisions, minimum wage increases, paid sick days, and LGBT safeguards. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 25, 2015
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The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 23, 2015
Don McPherson, Lilly Ledbetter, Noorjahan Akbar, Marianne Schnall, and Kate Farrar at the convention panel

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader?

In a world where the qualities of leadership are most often defined by men, how do we encourage more women to dare to become leaders? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 22, 2015
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Why We Talk about Equal Pay on Father’s Day

Bias affects men and women differently if they have children. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 19, 2015
An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 11, 2015
Image showing that it takes mothers six extra months to earn what fathers earn in one year

78 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

The 78-cent pay gap is even wider for moms, minorities, and women with disabilities. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 04, 2015
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Financial Literacy Year-Round

By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »

At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015
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Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015