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

We Need YOU to Act Now!

Here’s a chance to make a difference in just two minutes. In a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court decision, AAUW ally Lilly Ledbetter lost her pay discrimination lawsuit against her former […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   January 07, 2009

Keep the Change

There’s a buzz around Washington and the AAUW office this week, for many reasons. The Obama family arrived in town over the weekend, creating an air of excitement and lots […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   January 06, 2009

AAUW’s Women of 2008 — In No Particular Order

The year is almost over, and I know you might be getting tired of hearing everyone talk about their own “best of” series, but this one will surely be a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   6 Comments   |   December 30, 2008

Holiday Wish List

Happy Christma-kah-sols-zaa-vus-year, or in other words, Happy Christmas Hanukkah Winter Solstice Kwanzaa Festivus (for the Rest of Us) New Year! No matter what you celebrate this holiday season, it’s the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 23, 2008

Get Out of the Way of Fair Pay

Back in the day, I used to watch reruns (I’m old, but not that old) of the original live-action Batman television series after school. My favorite characters were always the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   December 12, 2008

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008