Kathleen Laurila sits at her computer.

Finding the Fellows: An Inside Look at the Selection Process

Each year we find a tremendous group of fellows and grantees. But we couldn’t do it without the dedication of our volunteer selection panel! Read more »

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AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
A painted portrait of Eudora Welty

A Storyteller of the South

We look back on author Eudora Welty’s life and work, which include a Pulitzer, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and coveted spots in both the Library of America and the National Portrait Gallery. Read more »

A black-and-white photo of Nina Simone singing at a piano

This Author Is Redefining Feminism in the Civil Rights Movement

Mainstream history texts don’t always recognize the crucial role black women played in social justice movements. “The women I write about did not necessarily call themselves feminists,” author Ruth Feldstein says. “But gender was critical to their vision of black freedom.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   April 02, 2014
Dyna Kuthyola holds up a chalkboard sign reading, "Economic empowerment for women in Malawi."

1 Year Later, These Students’ Projects Are Reaching Women around the World

In 2013, we funded 12 women’s commitments to empower women around the world through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Find out where they are now! Read more »

Keren Taylor with members of WriteGirls

Never Underestimate the Power of a Girl and Her Pen

“I left the corporate world, and I just didn’t want to go back to it,” said Keren Taylor. “I wanted to do something different that would be inspiring and bring […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 12, 2014
Marcia Grant founded a university for women in Saudia Arabia. Photo courtesy of Ashesi University.

5 Women Who Inspire Us on International Women’s Day

As Ban Ki-moon said in his address on the topic of International Women’s Day 2014, “The evidence is clear: Equality for women means progress for all.” We couldn’t agree more. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 07, 2014
Program participants hold an AAUW banner that reads “AAUW Widows Education and Access to Legal/Human Rights in Cameroon.”

3 Women-Led Projects Making Major Social Impact

On International Women’s Day, organizations around the world celebrate women’s equality successes and issues. But for 365 days of the year, AAUW’s International Project Grantees are advancing women’s equality by […] Read more »

Lauren Erickson-Mamane and her family laughing on a boat

She Found Her Calling — and Her Home — in a West African Village

Lauren Erickson-Mamane started out in marketing, but when she decided to serve in the Peace Corps in Niger, her career path took a dramatic turn. Her public health work has since taken her to Niger to remove Guinea worms, to Zambia to train new volunteers, and to Togo, where she is a Peace Corps country director. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 26, 2014
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Sharp Light, Egg Rolls, and How an Indie Filmmaker Got Her Start

AAUW International Fellow Dictynna Hood’s latest film, “Wreckers,” has received rave reviews. Hear how she got her start and what she has to say on supporting women in front of and behind the camera. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 19, 2014