National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education Supports Department of Education’s New Title IX Athletics Guidance

PRESS RELEASE: The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education applauds the U.S. Department of Education for issuing new Title IX guidance. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 20, 2010

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Picks up Pen, Draws on Midwestern Roots to Inspire Others

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s top public policy adviser, has joined some of the nation’s foremost women leaders and thinkers to offer life lessons in an inspirational new book for younger generations. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 11, 2010

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Available for Comment on Paycheck Fairness Act Hearing

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW’s top public policy adviser, Lisa Maatz, will be available for comment on the Senate’s Paycheck Fairness Act hearing set for March 11. Read more »

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz: Using Her Powers for Good

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yyoUg75-f4] AAUW’s director of public policy and government relations talks about how some lobbyists, including herself, use their powers for good. AAUW works to advance equity for women and girls […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 05, 2010

The Pride of a Young Woman at President Obama’s First Bill Signing

Crowding around a small TV in an office in the Public Policy and Government Relations Department of AAUW to watch as President Obama signed his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 30, 2009
President Barack Obama and the woman of the hour, Lilly Ledbetter, walk down the famous White House hallway through the double doors into the East Room -- to thunderous applause.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Signed into Law

“This is a wonderful day.” Those are the words President Obama spoke moments before signing his first bill into law, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The law makes it […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   January 29, 2009

AAUW Gives Thanks

Last week, I took my son on a brief pre-Thanksgiving trip to visit my elderly parents in Kansas City. I took the trip in part to discuss my parents’ retirement […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 27, 2008

Women’s Events Help RNC Get Back on Track

Okay, so the first thing I need to say is this: I am writing this blog from the Xcel Energy Center press area. Yep, your intrepid Public Policy Director managed […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 03, 2008

Equalitea, Trains, and Teddy Kennedy

The rest of Monday, the first official day of the 2008 Democratic National Convention, sped by. After a brief visit to the Seniors Caucus in the early afternoon — women’s […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   August 26, 2008

A Glass Ceiling in the Governor’s Office

A new report was published by the Center for Women in Government and Civil Society at the University of Albany entitled Glass Ceiling in Gubernatorial Appointments 1997-2007: Appointed Policy Makers […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   August 25, 2008