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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

Updated regularly with the most current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap is a commonsense guide that provides key facts about the gender pay gap in the United States. Read more »

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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   February 06, 2016
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National Mentoring Month: Why Sponsorship Matters for Women in STEM

Although both mentoring and sponsorship can improve women’s recruitment and retention in STEM, AAUW’s “Solving the Equation” research report suggests that sponsorship may be uniquely beneficial. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 21, 2016
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Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015
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Women Dominate at This Mechanical Engineering Lab

In most mechanical engineering classrooms, women are the minority. But in Professor Robert Siston’s neuromuscular biomechanics lab at Ohio State, “It’s the men who look around and say, What’s going on here?” says Siston. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 20, 2015
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Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science?

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015
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4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015
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The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 21, 2015
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Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015