Iowa State guard Jadda Buckley drives on Baylor University's Niya Johnson during a January 23, 2016, basketball. Photo by Max Goldberg for the Iowa State Daily.

Here’s Who Would Win March Madness Based on Schools’ Gender Pay Gaps

March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, kicks off this week. But to us, the real madness is that women and people of color still don’t have equal pay in 2017! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   March 14, 2017

Six Tips from Women of Color Navigating Doctoral Programs

Studies show that women of color have made significant progress in completing college at higher rates and obtaining advanced degrees than in the past, but retention and completion at the doctoral level remain issues to be addressed. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   February 24, 2017
AAUW staff protested with signs at the Trump White House urging against efforts to roll back trans rights.

AAUW Reacts to Trump Rescinding Transgender Guidance

As a leading voice about all things Title IX, AAUW is dismayed by the Trump administration’s decision to rescind federal guidance related to Title IX civil rights protections for transgender students. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   February 23, 2017

How to Build a Strong Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Mentorship can make a significant difference in one’s career, particularly for women in underrepresented fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 03, 2017
Coretta Scott King stands at a podium and delivers a speech.

AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellows: Scholars and Women of Action

On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we celebrate the work of Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta Scott King by remembering the achievements of a few AAUW Coretta Scott King Fund awardees. Read more »

Five members of the University of the District of Columbia's AAUW Campus Action Project team stand with their leadership project poster for #HEARMELEAD.

Campus Teams Use AAUW Funds to Shatter Glass Ceiling  

To combat the gender leadership gap, AAUW has awarded 11 college and university teams Campus Action Project (CAP) grants to put AAUW’s Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership research into action. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   January 12, 2017
University of Pittsburgh Student Organization Involvement Fair. Tabling AAUW collateral and registering new members.

5 Ways to Crush the Patriarchy on Campus in 2017

While we wait for the new administration to take shape and examine how it will act on AAUW’s policy priorities, student voices are needed now more than ever in our fight for women’s equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   January 03, 2017
1984–85 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Bell-Scott, Ph.D.

Telling Black Women’s Untold Stories

Former AAUW American Fellow Patrica Bell-Scott, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to giving a voice to black women’s experiences and creating a space to “expand research by and about us.” Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 14, 2016
Woman raising her hand in a classroom.

Making Title IX History at the Office for Civil Rights

As we approach the 45th anniversary of Title IX in June 2017, AAUW is assessing the recent efforts of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and evaluating the tremendous positive effect it’s had in the past eight years with enforcing this longstanding civil rights law. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2016
Young woman sitting on the bank of a river gazing up at the night sky

Ensuring a Brighter Future for Women and Girls

A family tradition of education, American steel, and a chance encounter set the stage for AAUW Carlisle (PA) Branch member Ann Pehle’s work for women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 11, 2016