Dorothy Canfield Fisher

A Stay-at-Home Dad in the 1920s? Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Home-Maker”

Writer Dorothy Canfield Fisher was taking on issues like the “mommy wars” and “having it all” nearly 100 years ago. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 22, 2014
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Should You Go to Grad School?

You’re already in debt for your undergraduate degree, and the thought of taking on two more years’ worth of loans is hardly appealing. So, is grad school the right decision, and if so, how do you get into the best program for you? Read more »

Article   |   October 16, 2014
Former AAUW Career Development Grantee Evelyn Garcia Morales with her niece.

Connected by a Common Thread: What Hispanic Heritage Means to Me

Being Hispanic is about being part of a community connected by a thread of traditions that transcend generations. I’m proud to be part of this culture, and I spoke with women across different generations who feel the same. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 30, 2014
We surprised Carol at the 2013 National Convention with an endowment named in her honor.

Saying Goodbye to Carol Virostek, an AAUW Champion Whose Legacy Lives On

Carol Virostek’s vision for women’s equality was based in AAUW’s investment in the next generation of women leaders. Throughout my six years at AAUW, my work with our campus leadership programs would not have been possible without her. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   September 29, 2014
Girls learned how to extract DNA from different fruits in both Alabama and Oklahoma.

Tech Trek Success: The 2014 STEM Camp for Girls in Photos

Tech Trek 2014 was a huge success. We could go on and on about how exciting it was to expand to more sites. Or how cool all the lab experiments were. Or how powerful it was for girls to learn how to code in a safe space But really, these photos along with a few words from the campers speak for themselves. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 29, 2014
The one consistency that was found in the 1960s analysis of women's prison programs in Pennsylvania was the nonexistence of organized educational or vocational skills programs.

Taking a Bite out of Crime: One AAUW State’s Story

In the late 1960s in Pennsylvania rumors had been circulating that judges were handing down unreasonably harsh sentences and that they had abandoned the use of the probation system. Indeed, the AAUW survey results proved these rumors to be true. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 25, 2014
Bessie Coleman and her plane, 1922

No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014
Women from the Land Army helped keep farms going when male workers went overseas during World War I.

Trading Pencils for Plows: College Women Save Farms during WWI

As men left for the front during WWI, college women at home stepped in to take care of the agriculture industry. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 05, 2014
Home ec students learn to sew in 1961.

Feminism and Home Ec: An Unlikely Partnership?

When it started, home ec was something quite different from what you might remember of learning how to cook casseroles and hem skirts. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   11 Comments   |   July 31, 2014
A series of illustrations of Betty Crocker from 1927 to 1996.

Have This with Your Cupcake: Betty Crocker Was a Feminist!

The woman behind the iconic Betty Crocker was not only a feminist; she was a home economist, businesswoman, and advocate for homemakers. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 12, 2014