Economic Creativity or Desperation?

Women students face continuing pressures to pay for their college or university education. Although women are outperforming their male counterparts in college, producing higher GPAs, women still earn less money […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 25, 2008

I’m Never Getting Married

I’m 26, so for the past few years, I’ve spent A LOT of time at weddings. I’ve been to three so far this summer, and I’m invited to another in […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   7 Comments   |   June 24, 2008

Expect Great!

Now in its 12th season, the WNBA has made many advances for women in sports, but there is still work to do. When the league was formed, players’ health insurance […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 20, 2008

Equal Work ≠ Equal Pay

For many women at least, that is a fact of life. As students graduate from colleges and universities across the country this spring, I’m sure many questions have entered their […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 10, 2008

A Simple Matter of Justice

Thursday is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company case. This decision, which went against decades of accepted practice […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 29, 2008

Blaming the Skirt

I am more surprised by the comments following “Catcalling: creepy or a compliment?,” the CNN article highlighting research by our own Holly Kearl in which 98 percent of those surveyed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   May 16, 2008

The Value of a Mother

  Cooking dinner? $14 per hour Cleaning the house? $10 per hour Healing a scraped knee? $29 per hour Being a stay-at-home mom? $117,000 per year (or $68,000 for working […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 09, 2008

Equity in the News (Equal Pay Day)

The following is a wrap up of AAUW Equal Pay Day media coverage: Delaware Governor Ruth Ann Minner (center) after the signing of the Equal Pay Day Proclamation on April […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   April 23, 2008

AAUW Celebrates Equal Pay Day

As you know, Tuesday, April 22, is Equal Pay Day, the annual symbolic day on which women’s average wages catch up to men’s from the previous year. For the average […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   April 22, 2008

Knowledge Is Power

I was intrigued by an e-mail to attend the first annual Negotiations Challenge at Clarkson, sponsored by the AAUW. The training session was very informative but comfortably informal. I was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 21, 2008