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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
Gabriela Canepa

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   |   1 Comments   |   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
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Should Women Be Equal?

I refuse to make the case for why women should be equal to men. The answer — for me and for the American Association of University Women (AAUW) — is […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   April 01, 2013
Florence Seibert, who was honored with the Florence B. Seibert American Fellowship

Women in History Live On through Fellowships

Since that first endowment, there have been hundreds of women honored and memorialized through these fellowships and grants. Within this varied group, there are distinguished scientists and scholars whose careers set an example and helped dispose of the injurious theory that women’s intellects and abilities are inferior. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   March 15, 2013

A Little Service Goes a Long Way

Growing up with a big family meant that I learned at an early age how to step up and help others. My mom also made sure that service was not […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 27, 2013