Members of the AAUW online content team pose with our 2015 EXCEL awards.

Thank You for Helping Us Build This Award-Winning Community

This summer, AAUW was honored by two major associations for our outstanding communications. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   July 08, 2015
FDR sits in a White House room with a group of people standing around him.

Frank and Fearless Leadership: Virginia Gildersleeve and the Formation of the United Nations

When President Franklin Roosevelt chose Virginia Gildersleeve as an official U.S. delegate to the U.N. meeting in San Francisco, it represented a great victory for women, officially including them in the world’s post-war negotiations. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 06, 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   |   June 22, 2015
Image from "Angry Boy," 1950, via YouTube

Destigmatizing Mental Health through Film in the 1950s

In the 1950s, AAUW members helped develop public understanding of mental health by watching and responding to films on mental health issues. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2015
Woman laughing

The Power of Women’s Voices: Continuing the AAUW Oral History Project

The AAUW Oral History Project aims to capture the individual voices of women who have witnessed and participated in historical events but who are usually left out of historical collections. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 24, 2015
American Flag over US Capitol

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
Tech Trek Florida

How Do We Bridge the Gender Gap in Science? Women in STEM Lead the Charge

At Tech Trek, girls learn that if they want to pursue studies and a career in STEM, they can. There is nothing to stop them from succeeding. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   December 12, 2014
AAUW delegation to Poland poses below a sculpture of Marie Curie at the Radium Institute in Warsaw.

The Lasting Legacy of One Gram of Radium

An AAUW delegation to Poland followed in the footsteps of Marie Curie to celebrate the achievements of the Polish-born scientist and to discuss the future for women studying technical fields there. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 05, 2014
A comic strip telling the story of Ellen Swallow Richards

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
Frances Perkins

Let’s Give Thanks for Frances Perkins

As secretary of labor, Frances Perkins was a principal architect of many New Deal programs and became a champion for Americans who were often ignored and overworked. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   November 24, 2014