2016-2017 AAUW National Student Advisory Committee members pose in their school colors during their fall retreat in Washington, DC.

AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) announced the 10 inspiring student leaders who were selected to serve on its 2016–17 National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 26, 2016
Julia Alford, 2016-2017 Student Advisory Council Member

Meet 10 Up-and-Coming Feminist Change Makers

Meet the politicians, scientists, writers, educators, engineers, nonprofit founders, and AAUW student organization leaders eager to use their passions to inspire social change. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   October 17, 2016
Gisela Richter (1944 AAUW Achievement Awardee)

The Achievement Award Series: Women Who Brought the Ancient World into Modern Times

AAUW celebrated women studying in all fields in an era when women were rarely given equal recognition to their male colleagues. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   September 23, 2016
2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

Supreme Court building

The Supreme Court’s Empty Seat and 2015–16 Term

This summer, the U.S. Supreme Court decided several landmark cases that will impact the rights of women and girls across the country for years to come. But the term will be remembered for the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Because the U.S. Senate has so far refused to consider President Obama’s nominee to fill Scalia’s seat, the court was forced to make most of its major decisions with only eight justices. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2016
A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

AAUW Vice President of Government Relations Lisa Maatz and Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) at the 2016 AAUW Title IX Champion award ceremony.

AAUW Honors Sen. Harry Reid as 2016 Title IX Champion

AAUW marked the 44th anniversary of Title IX by hosting our annual Title IX Cupcakes and Champagne celebration on Capitol Hill to honor Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) as the 2016 Title IX Champion. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 05, 2016
2016-17 Career Development Grantee Ishah Dominguez

Advancing Their Education, Serving Their Communities: AAUW 2016–17 Fellows and Grantees

AAUW’s fellowships and grants have provided more than $100 million to more than 12,000 women and projects from 140 countries since 1888. For the 2016–17 academic year alone, more than 230 women and community projects serving women and girls will receive $3.7 million. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 01, 2016

Premier Leadership Conference for College Women Features Trailblazing Speakers

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Lisa Goodnight, goodnightl@aauw.org 202.785.7738 LGBT Pioneers, Angel Investor, Comedian, and Others to Address Nearly 900 Attendees What/Where: The National Conference for College Women Student […] Read more »

The National Conference for College Women Student Leaders

Impressive Speaker Lineup Set for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Franchesca Ramsey of The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore will give a keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park, an annual event that draws students from across the country. Read more »