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 »

Blog   |   Community   |   February 09, 2016

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 »

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“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 »

AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015
Ennico Smith (far right) celebrates with her NASA team as the Pluto mission completes a successful flyby.

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM

The New Horizons mission marks a monumental step forward in gender diversity in the sciences, with women composing 25 percent of the team. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2015
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4 Ways Young Women Can Take Action on Education Equity

Whether you are teaching a young girl the importance of speaking up or reaching out to Title IX coordinators on your campus, know that there are ways to overcome sex discrimination for all women in schools. Read more »

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4 Must-Read Books by AAUW Fellows

Need a good book? Look no further! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 03, 2015
Asali stands in front of a train station outside.

“Disgruntled” Author on Girls in Literature, Alienation, and Tolstoy

  2001–02 AAUW American Fellow Asali Solomon referenced Leo Tolstoy when describing the plot for her debut novel, Disgruntled. Tolstoy said, “All great literature is one of two stories; a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 29, 2015