An Historic Night Ends the 2008 Democratic Convention

A buzz was in the air all day Thursday. It wasn’t just that it was the last day of the convention. It wasn’t just that it was the night that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 30, 2008

Bloggers and Protests and Delegates, Oh My!

Yesterday afternoon I had a chance to check out the Big Tent — a net-roots Disneyland. The venue, sponsored by Digg, Google, DailyKos, and others, is a blogger’s oasis in the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 28, 2008

Women’s Equality Day @ Convention

While Tuesday was not designated “women’s issues day” at the Democratic National Convention, it certainly felt like it — which seems appropriate, given that the day also marked the anniversary […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 27, 2008

Tales of the Olympics

 I wanted to write a piece about women in the Olympics and found myself moved by stories that weren’t necessarily about medal winners at all. Here are some Olympic tales […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

Inspired by Class Action

I just finished reading Class Action: The Story of Lois Jenson and the Landmark Case That Changed Sexual Harassment Law, by Clara Bingham and Laura Leedy Gansler, and it was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   August 20, 2008

You Made It Happen!

Last week, AAUW celebrated a huge and long-fought victory when the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338). You may have heard about it — we sent […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   August 06, 2008

AAUW Celebrates Passage of Legislation

AAUW celebrates the passage of two critical pieces of legislation Thursday: Paycheck Fairness Act The House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338) by a vote of 247-178. If signed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 01, 2008

Are Women Economic Equals in a Poor Economy?

Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled “Women Are Now Equal as Victims of Poor Economy.” I was immediately skeptical. The article, citing a study conducted by […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   July 31, 2008

Obama Meets the Power Group

Last week, the Obama campaign reached out to women’s organizations, inviting AAUW and a number of our coalition partners to meet with the senator. I attended the meeting on Tuesday, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 30, 2008

Lilly Ledbetter at D.C. Rally

Yesterday, I headed to the Capitol and put on my teal AAUW “I am the face of pay equity” sticker. At the corner of Delaware and Constitution avenues in the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   July 18, 2008