Counsel on the Council

In Wednesday’s Washington Post, Kathleen Parker criticizes President Obama for creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. In so doing, she relies on two main arguments: first, that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 20, 2009

Women Taking the Lead in Salary Negotiation

A fascinating study by Lisa Barron found one cause of the pay gap between men and women may be their different methods for salary negotiation. Especially in economic times like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   March 02, 2009

On Lincoln, AAUW, and Economic Recovery

The following is excerpted from a letter I sent to AAUW Action Network members. The complete letter including details about AAUW’s role in promoting another form of economic stimulus – pay […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 13, 2009

A Shove in the Right Direction

The passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is the talk of the town. Only after becoming involved in women’s studies and subsequently becoming a member of AAUW’s Student […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 10, 2009

Make New Friends …

… But keep the old, one is silver, the other is gold. Remember that old song? It used to keep us company as we sang it over and over on […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 09, 2009

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

Cinderella’s Journey

As a young girl, I used to watch Cinderella lose her glass slipper, find Prince Charming, and live happily ever after. How often does that happen in real life? Instead […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 28, 2009

Pelosi, Clinton, Napolitano, & Jones

What sounds like a law firm is actually a few of the 2,000 attendees at Sunday’s Emily’s List Inaugural Luncheon. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi received an enthusiastic standing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 19, 2009

Pay Equity — Ancient History?

At dinner this weekend, I was chatting with a young woman about the Paycheck Fairness Act and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. I didn’t expect her to know about Ledbetter, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   9 Comments   |   January 12, 2009