Christine Hernandez and Mabinty Quarshie hold signs from their alma matters California State University, Fullerton and George Mason University.

My Supervisor, My Mentor: 7 Lessons Learned from My Intern-Supervisor Relationship

Christine and I have now worked with each other for four years — first at George Mason University and then at AAUW. Our relationship taught me professional lessons that could be helpful for other new professionals and interns out there. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2014
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Lineup Announced for College Women’s Leadership Conference

Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, will be a featured speaker at this year’s National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) at the University of Maryland, College Park. She joins an esteemed list of newsmakers and high-profile speakers who have participated in the conference. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 01, 2014
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How to Network Your Way to Your Dream Job

You know you’re supposed to network. You know you need to network. You’re a networking believer! But the thought of actually networking sends chills down your spine. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 02, 2014
Melroy and Whitson shake hands in the ISS.

When Pam Melroy Was Born, Women Astronauts Didn’t Exist. She Still Became One.

Melroy is one of only two women to have ever commanded the space shuttle. All told, she’s spent 6,924 hours (about 288 days) above Earth. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 05, 2014
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Mentoring Matters: A Response from Our Readers

Mentoring can change your life. At least that’s the word from our readers, who shared with us their thoughts and experiences with mentoring as part of National Mentoring Month. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 31, 2014
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5 Tips on How to Be a Good Mentor

There’s no doubt that mentoring is a powerful way to give back. But what if you are unsure about what to do as a mentor? We sat down with executive coach and leadership development educator Nancy Lamberton of the Nebo Company for tips on being a good mentor. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 17, 2014
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Let’s Talk about Mentorship

We hear all the time about how important mentoring is to women. But how does mentoring really affect our personal and professional lives? Well, don’t look at us — we’re asking you! Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   January 10, 2014
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The Good and the Bad of the Foreign Policy 100 Leading Thinkers List

This year, the list actually includes 134 individuals (or organizations), and sadly, only 40 of them are women, about 30 percent. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 30, 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 »

A young woman stands in an empty hallway and looks at the camera.

Study Finds College Women Doubt Their Leadership Potential

We all know that taking on leadership positions is an important part of a college experience. But what if I told you that women’s sense of their leadership potential falls during the college years, while men’s rises? Read more »