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5 Things I Learned from Losing an Election

Last year, I ran for student government president at Purdue University. I lost the election. However, I learned that there are other (more important) ways to define success. Read more »

The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

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6 Reasons to Become an AAUW Student Affiliate!

As a student affiliate of AAUW, you join a lifelong community of leaders who are working to educate and empower women and girls. AAUW Campus Leadership Programs help you build your résumé, develop leadership skills, take action on issues you care about, and connect with other women leaders across the globe. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 06, 2015
The 2014–15 Campus Action Project team from the University of Dubuque hosted a "Melting Gender Roles, Stirring Up Awareness" event on their campus.

Choose Your Own Adventure: Apply for Campus Leadership Programs!

Every year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs are part of the journey for thousands of college women preparing to become the next generation of leaders. The adventure begins when applications open on August 3 for three of these AAUW programs: the National Student Advisory Council, Elect Her, and Campus Action Projects. Read more »

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These Campus Women Won!

In 2015, 76 percent of Elect Her participants who reported running for office on campus won their campaigns. Meet some of the winners! Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 26, 2015
Don McPherson, Lilly Ledbetter, Noorjahan Akbar, Marianne Schnall, and Kate Farrar at the convention panel

What Does It Take to Make a Woman Leader?

In a world where the qualities of leadership are most often defined by men, how do we encourage more women to dare to become leaders? Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 22, 2015
Shannon Cholakian (center) with her fellow peer counselors at Tech Trek in 2010

More than STEM Skills: My Tech Trek Experience

Even though the camp was only a week long, my experience helped me establish life skills I use daily, empowered me to pursue leadership positions, and motivated me to follow my passions. Here is exactly what Tech Trek taught me. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   June 17, 2015
A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   3 Comments   |   June 16, 2015
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Financial Literacy Year-Round

By utilizing opportunities to become better at money management (and at getting more money), we enable ourselves to understand not only the pitfalls of being financially literate, but also the great value of it. Read more »

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Rally Your Branches to Vote and Win a Flag Flown Over the U.S. Capitol

The first 25 branches to have 75 percent or more of eligible voters cast votes in the national election will win a flag that has been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 13, 2015