A Global Anthropologist Found the Worst Sexism Was at Home

Cora Du Bois was a force to be reckoned with. In a field dominated by men, she made a name for herself. But Du Bois, the 1961 AAUW Achievement Awardee, realized that the United States still had a long way to go toward women’s equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 11, 2016
AAUW American Fellowship (1974-1975) recipient Catherine Pilachowski

She Could Design a Bridge for This Gap…if You’d Let Her

For as long as there have been engineers, there has been a gender gap in engineering (probably). Women’s struggle to break into the male-dominated profession is nothing new, but it is real, and it hurts us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 02, 2016

The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race

Hidden among the thousands of articles and books on women and leadership, a few studies stand out for grappling with gender and race/ethnicity and leadership at the same time. The results are not intuitively obvious. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016

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
The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap research report cover Spring 2017

PowerPoint Presentation: The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

This easy-to-use PowerPoint, with talking points included for each slide, allows you to share the latest information on the gender pay gap at meetings, conferences, and other events. Read more »

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
Bad for business: Women leaders make companies stronger and more profitable. Why are there still so few women executives? 63% white men, 24% white women, 2% black women, 1% Hispanic women, 1% Asian American women, less than 1% women of other racial and ethnic groups

She Should Be the Boss

Leadership equity is a positive change for everyone. Evidence shows that having more women in management and leadership positions leads to greater engagement in the workforce. It also correlates with healthy profits. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 04, 2016

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

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 »

Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership

Why do men still vastly outnumber women in leadership positions? There is no lack of qualified women to fill leadership roles. Women earn the majority of university degrees at every level except for professional degrees, and more women are in the workforce today than ever before. There must be something inherent in the system that’s working against them. Read more »

Research   |   Leadership   |   March 30, 2016