AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015
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Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015
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The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   24 Comments   |   July 21, 2015
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Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   July 06, 2015
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In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   June 11, 2015
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Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015
Members of the panel from the launch of AAUW's Solving the Equation report in Silicon Valley

What Can Teachers Do? And More Questions on Solving the Equation

We didn’t get to address all of your questions about our report Solving the Equation during our launch event, so our researchers wanted to answer a few more queries here on our blog. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2015
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10 Ways to Get More Women into Engineering and Tech

What if we told you there are things you can do differently in your daily life to get more women into engineering and tech? Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   11 Comments   |   March 26, 2015
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New AAUW Report Could Change U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

AAUW releases new research highlighting solutions that will change the face of America’s engineering and computing workforce. The findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing will frame a powerful discussion. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015
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Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

AAUW’s research report, Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing, features the latest data on women’s achievement in subjects related to engineering and computing, how few women are working in these fields, and what can be done. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 26, 2015