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Blazing Trails on the Stock Market Floor: Julia Montgomery Walsh

Although women have made tremendous strides in the financial world, it’s still largely male dominated. However, more than 50 years ago, one AAUW member broke through barriers for women right on the floor of the stock exchange. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 28, 2016
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AAUW Member and Coast Guard Commander Dorothy Stratton Honored for a Lifetime of Fostering Women Leaders

AAUW member Dorothy Stratton (1899–2006) mentored women throughout the 20th century in careers from academia to the Marine Corps. It’s no surprise that she has been recognized as a 2016 National Women’s History Project honoree. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 04, 2016
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How Home Ec brought One Woman to India, Liberia, and Back Again

The story of AAUW member Flemmie P. Kittrell (1904–80) shatters traditional assumptions about the field of home economics. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 24, 2016
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AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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