Students at an Elect Her training in 2014.

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 »

A woman's picture next to the words "I am worth more."

Same Job but Less Pay for a Mother

Melissa took a job in city government and found that the description was rewritten after her predecessor left. “They told me it was because I didn’t have planning credentials, but I have always wondered if they didn’t rewrite it so they could justify the lower wage.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 09, 2014
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Male Colleague’s Pay Given “Family” Boost over a Mother’s Pay

Eileen deHaro found out she was paid less than a male colleague — whom she had trained for the job — because he had a family. Yet so did she. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 05, 2014
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77 Cents Doesn’t Tell the Whole (Equal Pay) Story

In my former life as a journalist, one of the first rules I learned was to look at a story from every angle. After all, an issue is never one-dimensional. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   May 14, 2014
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Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2014