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

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

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 »

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AAUW Testifies on the Importance of Salary Transparency

In 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum requiring federal contractors to submit wage data to help increase salary transparency and close the gender pay gap. AAUW’s support for the proposed rule is also prompted by the convincing evidence that sex discrimination in the workplace continues to be a major problem. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 23, 2016

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

March 15, 2016, is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 85 cents* for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

Christina Pensock with her mom on graduation day at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Taking the Scary out of Negotiating Your Salary

When you consider that women hold only 19 percent of undergraduate engineering degrees and make up just 12 percent of the engineering workforce, it’s fair to say that Christina Pensock beat the odds. But once she began receiving offer letters from prospective employers, she realized that earning a degree in the male-dominated field was just one of the obstacles she’d have to overcome as a woman in engineering. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 07, 2016