Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016
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AAUW and Washington, D.C., Mayor Collaborate to Close the Gender Pay Gap

AAUW is working hard on many fronts to close the gender pay gap. A key effort is empowering women to know their professional worth and encouraging them to learn how to negotiate for a fair salary. We’re proud to announce our collaboration with District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives, and the Younger Women’s Task Force Washington (DC) Chapter to bring our salary negotiation program, AAUW Work Smart, to the nation’s capital. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 12, 2016
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Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 11, 2016
Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY). Image via Marc Herman, Flickr Commons.

Do My State Officials Care about My Equal Pay?

Every year governors across the country offer up their assessments of the state of their respective states. While each one undoubtedly claims, “The state of our state is strong,” it is unfortunately less common for governors to examine the issues that AAUW members prioritize. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2016
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How Can We Close the Gender Leadership Gap?

Women make up more than half of college graduates and half the labor force, and have long careers in many fields — so there’s no lack of women to fill leadership positions. But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. Read more »

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AAUW Testifies on the Importance of Salary Transparency

In 2014, President Barack Obama issued a presidential memorandum requiring federal contractors to submit wage data to help increase salary transparency and close the gender pay gap. AAUW’s support for the proposed rule is also prompted by the convincing evidence that sex discrimination in the workplace continues to be a major problem. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 23, 2016
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President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, Now Senate Must Act ‎

AAUW members and supporters nationwide have urged the president to move forward with a nominee, thereby beginning the critical constitutional process to fill the seat. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 16, 2016
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Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

March 15, 2016, is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 86 cents* for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

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AAUW Statement on Passing of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Antonin Scalia

AAUW joins the nation in mourning the passing of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. AAUW is hopeful that our elected leaders will rise above the partisan fray and simply do what the Constitution requires. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   February 14, 2016
President Barack Obama signs into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in the East Room of the White House. January 29, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Joyce Boghosian)

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 29, 2016