Lit candles on a cake spell the words "happy birthday."

Happy Birthday, Social Security!

As is customary on birthdays, today we celebrate you and the 78 years that you’ve made America a better place. Here’s to another year of fighting to keep you strong for women’s economic security. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   August 13, 2013
A purple Wonder Woman children's cup

In Search of Wonder Woman

I was spending my birthday in my California hometown for the first time in years, and my mom offered to buy me a birthday cake. I asked if she could keep an eye out for a Wonder Woman cake topper. My mom searched every store she visited during the course of a week with no luck. Where are the superheroines? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   August 05, 2013
A line of women holding posters in front of a truck with McCrory's face on it that reads "Keep your word."

Attacks on Women’s Health: AAUW Members Fight Back

Since 2011, Congress and state legislatures have boomed with bills to limit women’s reproductive rights. AAUW members have stood with women in North Carolina, Ohio, and Texas to fight against these restrictive and unjust bills — and members are geared up for the ongoing battles. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 30, 2013
Two young girls smiling and holding a castle construction

Two Thumbs up for GoldieBlox!

As a mother of two young girls, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I heard about Goldie Blox, a cute yet engaging toy marketed toward girls ages 6 and up that teaches basic engineering principles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 24, 2013
A black-and-white photograph of a group of women, including Helen Thomas, sitting around a table.

Remembering Helen Thomas, Journalism Giant (and AAUW Member!)

This past weekend, we learned that Helen Thomas, the intrepid reporter and bold trailblazer, died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 92. Her death offers us a moment to pay tribute to her accomplishments and honor her as a role model for women and aspiring journalists. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 22, 2013
Janet Napolitano leans over a microphone.

UC President’s Victory Shadowed by Sexist Media

Last week when the Los Angeles Times reported that the University of California (UC) system will soon be led by a woman, Janet Napolitano, we were ready to cheer. But the celebration was dampened by a few lines in which Napolitano’s marital status, lack of children, and breasts were deemed relevant to this announcement. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   July 15, 2013
Employees working at a McDonald's restaurant

Minimum Wage Raise Critical for Women Workers

For most employees, payday is a cause for celebration and an acknowledgement of a job well done. But for workers like Natalie Gunshannon, it can be a frustrating reminder of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 09, 2013
Pregnant woman sits at laptop

Title IX Victories for Pregnant and LGBT Students

June was a big month for Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunity in education for all students, from kindergarten through graduate school, regardless of sex. Not only did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 02, 2013
AAUW editors Kathryn Bibler and Hannah Moulton Belec holding up the blog and magazine’s Excel Award plaques

You’re Part of an Award-Winning Blog

Our blog won an award — but we couldn’t have done it without you. Our thanks to the readers & contributes who make AAUW’s blog what it is. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   June 28, 2013
Woman's mouth and a microphone

Is That a Question or a Statement? How You Speak Matters

You don’t have to be a public speaker to pay attention to your voice. Before an interview, salary negotiation, or presentation, we are sure to look professional and have our talking points down — but what about how we’re going to say it? Our voice is something we can control, so we need to stop ignoring it. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 25, 2013