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
Malala Yousafzai sits at a conference table with her father.

Supportive Dads Helped These Women Make History

In recognition of the great dads in our lives who encourage their daughters, here are some stellar father-daughter duos from the AAUW archives. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 11, 2014
Liz holds a baby in her lap

No Kids? No Problem?

For those of us who aren’t lucky enough to “just know,” how is a person to decide if he or she wants to have a child? I recently set out to write an article on the subject. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 02, 2014
Sarah Wyatt with a group of kids in a lab.

To Tech Savvy and Beyond: AAUW Member Sends Her Research into Space

Sarah Wyatt celebrated her 11th birthday by watching Neil Armstrong walk on the moon in 1969. This December Wyatt will send her own research into orbit as part of NASA’s latest round of flight experiments. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   May 28, 2014
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The Child Care Conundrum

Nearly 4 million babies are born every year in the United States. Most of them will need some sort of child care before they’re school age. Yet working parents are left with few child care options and a shocking lack of information about the quality of care their kids will get. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   May 27, 2014
Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Brown work in their lab in the 1950s

From Mason Jar to Wonder Drug: Rachel Fuller Brown and the Development of Nystatin

Rachel Fuller Brown, the scientist who developed the first antifungal antibiotic, started testing her groundbreaking drug by mailing soil samples in mason jars. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 07, 2014
AAUW staff thanks members outside the national office.

What AAUW Stands For

Forty-eight years of membership have exposed me to strong and interesting women and even provided paths to discover latent strengths within me. To me, AAUW has never been just a club. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2014
Mary Emma Woolley in a cap and gown

Mary Emma Woolley, a Champion of Unlimited Possibilities

Mary Emma Woolley was the first woman to graduate from Brown University and, in her 30s, became one of the youngest presidents ever of Mount Holyoke College — not bad for a woman living in an era where going to college was still considered highly controversial (if not outright banned) for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   March 31, 2014
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Dear AAUW Members and Supporters

The women and girls of today and tomorrow stand on your shoulders. For this – your work, your passion, and your commitment to AAUW – on behalf of the entire AAUW staff, we thank you. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 21, 2014
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On McCarthy’s Blacklist: Celebrating AAUW and Women’s History

In his notorious five-hour speech in 1950, Sen. Joseph McCarthy accused Esther Brunauer of being “instrumental in committing this organization to the support of various [communist] front enterprises.” Brunauer and her husband, like many of their peers at the time, were named as security risks and dismissed from their positions. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 17, 2014