Beatrice Tinsley

This Astronomer Had to Make the Hardest Career Choice

Imagine if you and your partner were both brilliant minds in the same field, but because you were refused any official academic appointment near home, you had to choose between your family and your career. Read more »

A picture of the book cover for The Jessie Bernard Reader showing Bernard's portrait

Jessie Bernard: Master Scholar, Feminist, and Working Mom

After years of struggling to find traction in academia despite her brilliant mind, Jessie Bernard blazed a path for future scholars in sociology and feminist theory — all while serving as breadwinner for her family. Read more »

Kathleen Laurila sits at her computer.

Finding the Fellows: An Inside Look at the Selection Process

Each year we find a tremendous group of fellows and grantees. But we couldn’t do it without the dedication of our volunteer selection panel! Read more »

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AAUW Announces Fellowships and Grants for 2014–15

AAUW is excited to announce the 244 fellowships and grants offered for the 2014–15 award year. This exceptional group of women and nonprofit organizations will receive more than $3.7 million […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 15, 2014
A painted portrait of Eudora Welty

A Storyteller of the South

We look back on author Eudora Welty’s life and work, which include a Pulitzer, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and coveted spots in both the Library of America and the National Portrait Gallery. Read more »

Mabel Newcomer receiving the 1953 AAUW Achievement Award

Where Are the Women Economists? Here’s One You Should Know About

AAUW board member Mabel Newcomer was an economics professor at Vassar College for 40 years and vice president of the American Economic Association — the first woman to hold the position. She was also a published author, an economic adviser for postwar reconstruction in Europe, a U.N. representative, and a 1953 AAUW Achievement Award winner. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 06, 2013
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Send College Women to NCCWSL

For the last few years, AAUW of Connecticut has made a special effort to send more local women to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders — with great success. I spoke to Lin Rising, AAUW of Connecticut College/University Relations officer, about her branch’s NCCWSL scholarship initiative. Rising shared some of her takeaways with me, including how other branches can implement similar grant programs for students in their area. Read more »

A black-and-white portrait of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

A Veritable Star: Harvard’s First Professional Astronomer Was a Woman

Before space travel, before any rocket had been successfully launched, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was blazing a trail in her own right. After just two years at Harvard, Payne-Gaposchkin became the very first person to receive a doctorate in astronomy from the Ivy League school. Read more »

Linda T. Alepin

Linda T. Alepin Wins the 2013 Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

  Tell us a bit about the Global Women’s Leadership Network. My work with Global Women’s Leadership Network has taken me on a journey into the many issues of women’s […] Read more »

Wilhelmina Holladay cut the ribbon on the 2013 winning painting.

Museum Founder Judges AAUW’s Art Contest

Followers of the AAUW Art Contest were aware that this year was somewhat special. We welcomed two guest judges from the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA): founder […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 10, 2013