Laura Dana Morgan led the 1913 study on women in the federal workforce.

You Haven’t Come a Long Way, Baby … Pay Equity since 1913

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as more women entered the workforce, Association of Collegiate Alumnae leaders realized that women were not being fairly compensated because of their gender. Soon after, the association released its first research report on pay equity in 1894. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   September 04, 2013
AAUW Fellow Allison White with Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Rallies Texas Women at AAUW Event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a Texas-sized welcome Monday from AAUW members and friends in the Lone Star State. Pelosi spoke in Austin about a new economic agenda for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 28, 2013
Photo by the Social Security Administration (http://www.ssa.gov/history/)

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
Towson Equal Pay Day 2013 Posters

Graduating to a Pay Gap? Not on Their Watch

Teams of professors and students at Ithaca College, Towson University, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have put their 2012–13 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants to good use. Inspired by AAUW’s Graduating to a Pay Gap research report, each team created a campus-wide campaign to educate their community about the gender wage gap. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 09, 2013
Cheryl Hughes headshot

Engineer Took All the Right Steps But Still Didn’t Receive Fair Pay

I was a divorced mother of two when I began pursuing an engineering degree in 1982. I had to overcome many obstacles such as an overwhelming male majority in the field, time management constraints, child care dilemmas, and finding a balance between motherhood and being a student. However, there was one obstacle I couldn’t overcome — pay inequity. Read more »

Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

Minimum Wage Raise Critical for Women Workers

For most employees, payday is a cause for celebration and an acknowledgement of a job well done. But for workers like Natalie Gunshannon, it can be a frustrating reminder of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 09, 2013
Pam Yuen (bottom row, second from right) stood with the president as he made the call for everyone to be paid fairly. Watch the video.

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013
Women and men gather around a computer

7 Tips for Unpaid Interns

Not only are three out of four unpaid interns likely to be women, but these women have a poorer chance of getting a job than an intern who is paid. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
Miss Utah in a gown at the Miss USA pageant

Leave Miss Utah Alone

On Sunday evening, an unexpected topic came up during the Miss USA beauty pageant: equal pay. Here’s what happened. During the interview portion of the annual pageant, Miss Utah Marissa […] Read more »

Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks at podium with Nancy Pelosi and Lisa Maatz

AAUW, Coalition Paint the Hill Red for the Pay Gap

On June 6, AAUW and the Paycheck Fairness Coalition painted Capitol Hill red. Seventy-five advocates from 12 organizations gathered in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act in recognition of the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law 50 years ago. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 10, 2013