The 2014–15 Student Advisory Council taking a break during the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to take a fun photo.

Getting Real about Empowering Women and Girls

There’s a lot of lip service given to women’s empowerment lately, but some organizations are the real deal. AAUW’s programs work to break through anything that stands in the way of women’s and girls’ opportunities. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 23, 2016
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Settling the Score for Women in Music

Across genres and throughout the history of Western music, women have struggled to break in, to be recognized, and to transcend the objectification that seems inevitable when women are onstage. Let’s acknowledge the exceptional women of music history and foster the girls who are just learning to play their first scales. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 20, 2016
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Your New and Improved AAUW Leader Essentials

Leader Essentials are how-to resources that help you build the skills you need to be an effective leader and advance AAUW’s mission. We are proud to announce AAUW’s new Leader Essentials and a new structure for resources on the AAUW website. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   May 18, 2016
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AAUW Statement in Support of Guidance to Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Transgender students have the same rights as their peers, and AAUW supports this guidance, which will help schools make that promise a reality. Read more »

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Congratulations to AAUW’s 2016–17 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

AAUW is excited to announce more than $3.7 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2016–17 award year! This exceptional group of recipients will pursue academic work and lead innovative community projects to empower women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 15, 2016
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Why We Need Intersectionality Week

What started as an idea at the 2015 AAUW National Convention has become a reality. Next month, the first-ever YWTF Intersectionality Week will take place May 1–7. Learn about what intersectionality is, why it’s important to dedicate a week to it, and what you can do to get involved. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 13, 2016

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Over the next five years, AAUW Work Smart in D.C. will teach more than 15,000 women how to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 12, 2016
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Leadership and Wages Go Hand in Hand for Women

The gender wage gap has many causes: gender segregation across job sectors and industries, the science gap for women and girls, explicit wage discrimination, and expectations around parenting and caretaking, among others. But one important factor that contributes to the gender wage gap is the gender leadership gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 08, 2016
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MEDIA ADVISORY: AAUW “Celebrates” Equal Pay Day with Notable Activists Working to Close the Wage Gap

Actress Patricia Arquette, Elected Officials to Discuss Solutions and Help Raise Awareness Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2016
The expert panel discussed bias, mentors, and women in leadership. Left to right: Charles Bolden, NASA administrator; Salli Frattini, awards show executive producer; Cokie Roberts, moderator and journalist; Anna Han, behavioral scientist; Diane Linen Powell, an adviser to startups and nonprofit organizations; and Rosie Rios, treasurer of the United States;  Not pictured: Marion Blakey, president and chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America. Photo credit: Maria Bryk/Newseum

Leaders from the Treasury, Rolls Royce, NASA and More Discuss Women in Leadership

Moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts, the discussion on the research panel delved into the panelists’ personal experiences with gender bias and how they’re combating the longstanding misconception that women aren’t cut out to be leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 01, 2016