New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

AAUW releases new research highlighting solutions that will change the face of America’s engineering and computing workforce. The findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing will frame a powerful discussion. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
Like Najla, many women enter college with less experience coding than their male counterparts.

I Am the Unicorn: A Young Woman of Color Prepares to Enter the Computer Science Workforce

Race and gender shaped Najla’s four years at Harvey Mudd, and she knows the same will be true when she graduates in the spring and enters the larger world of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 19, 2015
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Bet on Fairness for This Year’s NCAA Brackets

As more than 100 college and university women’s and men’s basketball teams rev up for this year’s March Madness, we root for our home teams and hope for clean, fair […] Read more »

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Is Computing Just for Men?

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 11, 2015
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Budget 101: What the President’s New Plan Means for Women

What’s the main focus of this year’s proposed budget? Middle class economics. Key to that approach is a rejection of Congress’ plans to continue a policy of austerity through cuts or sequestration. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 04, 2015
President Barack Obama delivers the 2015 State of the Union address.

Women’s Economic Concerns Take Center Stage in State of the Union

In this year’s State of the Union address, the president decided to go big with a speech some pundits are calling one of his most confident since 2008. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   January 21, 2015
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She Earned the First Chemistry Degree Awarded to a Woman (and Then Founded AAUW!)

Our founder Ellen Swallow Richards was a remarkable woman. At a time when women were largely barred from higher education, Richards earned a chemistry degree, worked on clean water treatment and pollution, and even founded the first home ec and school lunch programs. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   December 01, 2014
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Fired for Doing the Right Thing: An Interview with College Administrator in Sex Discrimination Case

When he initially filed the lawsuit, says Thein, “I was very naïve. I’d lost my job, and I knew it was not right. I thought I’d file, send them a wake-up call, and surely I’d be able to retain my position. I never thought it would lead to this.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 20, 2014
Twenty-four states have never elected a woman governor.

10 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween

‘Tis the season to be scared. From horror films and costumes to jack-o’-lanterns and ghost stories, Halloween is never short on surprises. But while the holiday celebrates the spooky, every […] Read more »

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Schools Must Take New Steps to End Violence on Campus

The last stage of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act is now final, meaning that colleges and universities nationwide must do more to protect their students from dating violence, sexual assault, domestic violence, and stalking. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 20, 2014