Four girls practice critical thinking skills at a Tech Savvy workshop.

AAUW to Receive $250,000 Grant for STEM Programming from Alcoa Foundation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 Suzanne van de Raadt, suzanne.vanderaadt@alcoa.com 212.836.2662   Organization announces new collaboration to invest in girls and communities WASHINGTON – The American […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 19, 2014
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New Resources for AAUW Members: Grassroots Organizers

These new organizers are already supporting members as they coordinate community activities around public policy issues, work with campus leaders, recruit new members, and implement other AAUW programs. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 30, 2013
ExperimentatTechTrek

Girls Shouldn’t Feel Weird for Loving Science and Math

“Tech Trek was the first time I didn’t have male classmates looking down on me or making me feel weird for loving science and math,” says Ellen Thuy Le, a recent chemical engineering graduate from Stanford University. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   8 Comments   |   December 23, 2013
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What We Did in 2013: A Message from AAUW’s President

My first six months as your national president have renewed my appreciation for the sheer volume of the important work that goes on in our branches and states, among our national members, on our college/university partner member campuses, as well as in Washington, D.C. As this remarkable year comes to a close, I want to thank you on behalf of our national board for all you do to support women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 17, 2013
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Title IX at Ball State: A Tennis Coach Fights Back

For 21 years, Kathy Bull served as the head coach for the women’s tennis team at Ball State University in Indiana. But midseason in 2009, the university abruptly fired Bull, who promptly filed suit under Title IX. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   December 16, 2013
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Education Was Her Dream — Now She’s Funding Scholarships for Women

As a child growing up in Peru, Gabriela Canepa understood the value her parents placed on getting a good education. “It was very important to my parents,” Canepa recalls. “My father used to say that an education for his children was the best inheritance he could leave.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   December 09, 2013
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Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 05, 2013
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Student Mothers Need Child Care to Graduate

Improving child care in higher education could make the difference for student mothers like LaKeisha Cook. “I’m concerned about how I’ll be able to continue my studies,” she says. “Currently, I have a grant that covers my child care costs, but the money is running out. And I’m not alone — a lot of other mothers are facing the same issue.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   December 02, 2013
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6 Ways to Change the World During the Giving Season

People around the world are taking action on the Tuesday after turkey day, also known as Giving Tuesday, to give back to their communities and build a better world. And we know that the best way to do that is to empower women — something we’ve been doing since 1881. Read more »

Wilhelmina Holladay cut the ribbon on the 2013 winning painting.

Museum Founder Judges AAUW’s Art Contest

Followers of the AAUW Art Contest were aware that this year was somewhat special. We welcomed two guest judges from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA): founder […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 10, 2013