Solomon and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia River.

The Keeper of D.C.’s Forgotten River

Decades of abuse have left the Anacostia River toxic with sewage and urban runoff. But one AAUW alumna and her students are trying to reverse the damage and restore the health of the Anacostia. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2016
AAUW fellows and grantees

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2016–17 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 15, 2016
Johnson at work on the ocean

Navigating Ocean Conservation as a Woman of Color

2010–11 AAUW American Fellow Ayana Elizabeth Johnson works as an independent consultant with nonprofit organizations that specialize in ocean conservation. Being a leader and a woman of color in a white, male-dominated field has not come without its bumps in the road, but, she says, she refuses to allow these stereotypes to stop her from doing her job. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 25, 2016
Sydney Hutchinson playing the drums with her students

The Feminist “Tigers” in Dominican Merengue Típico

American Fellow Sydney Hutchinson looks at a Dominican art form and how women fit into — and reclaim their own space in — it. “They become assertive, respected ‘tigueras.’” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 25, 2016
2003–04 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Joyce Kim

Joyce Kim Is Using Tech to Make the World a Better Place

Joyce Kim left her law career to start a nonprofit that helps workers transfer money to their home countries at little or no cost. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016

Juggling Motherhood and a Career in the Arts

AAUW American Dissertation Fellow Jessica Valiente talks about how she balances being a mother while also trying to make it as a professional musician in a male-dominated field. Read more »

AAUW Change-Makers to Watch in 2016

Our 2015–16 fellows and grantees are sure to be the world’s next big names in education, human rights, technology, and public health. Here are eight to keep our eyes on in 2016 and beyond — just remember you heard about them here first! Read more »

Professional photo headshot of Sherie Randolph

The Challenges of Being in Academia from a Black Feminist, and How She Has Addressed Them

Sherie Randolph, an associate professor at the University of Michigan and former AAUW American Fellow, recently published the first comprehensive book on Florynce “Flo” Kennedy. She shared with us what has helped her succeed as a woman of color and feminist in academia. Read more »

An image of Afia Nathaniel on a black background

“Dukhtar” Director on Breaking the Silence around Child Marriage

Afia Nathaniel, a computer scientist turned filmmaker, is making waves with her moving film about a mother fleeing Pakistan to protect her daughter from child marriage. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 17, 2015
Keita Wangari attending a Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing

Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »