Barbara McClintock

Meet Barbara McClintock: Nobel Prize-Winning Geneticist

Barbara McClintock, whose work revolved around the study of maize, changed the world of genetics. While writing a biography about her, I learned that AAUW played a key role in supporting McClintock’s groundbreaking work. Read more »

Becoming a Woman of Distinction

On Thursday night, nearly 600 college women sat quietly in their seats, staring up at a stage where six amazing women gathered. It was the National Conference for College Women […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 05, 2012

AAUW and NASPA to Celebrate Women Trailblazers at Conference

PRESS RELEASE: On May 31, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and NASPA—Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education will honor six women innovators in media, advocacy, politics, and business at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL). Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 24, 2012

Meet the Amazing 2012 Women of Distinction

Registration for the 2012 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) closes on May 16. The Women of Distinction Awards ceremony, which is held during the conference, pays tribute […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 10, 2012

Cultivating Women Firefighters — Gals Only! Fire Science Camp

According the Department of Labor, women ages 16 and older account for about 47 percent of the civilian workforce. However, paid female firefighters represent 3.7 percent of the civilian workforce, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   February 15, 2012
Fellow of the 50's

Following the Fellows of the 1950s

We invite you once again to look back at the history of AAUW’s famous and influential fellows — this time, we’ll focus on the exciting work of alumnae in the 1950s. Read more »

SisterMentors: Building the Dream for 15 Years

AAUW holds a special place in my heart. I received an American Fellowship during the last year of my pursuit of my doctorate, and I was awarded a Community Action […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   October 19, 2011

AAUW Fellows in Action: It’s All Global

This week has been full of news about the Clinton Global Initiative, initiated in 2005 by former President Bill Clinton “to inspire, connect, and empower a community of global leaders to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 28, 2011
The young grantee Miriam poses for a photo next to a podium with the AAUW banner and branch member Patricia Allgeier.

Parting Words from Last Year’s Fellows and Grantees

There are many rewarding aspects to working in Fellowships and Grants at AAUW, but one in particular is reading about all the amazing accomplishments of our outgoing fellowship and grant recipients in their final reports. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 21, 2011

Meet Nicole Prévost Logan: Author and Global Citizen

When I met 1950–51 AAUW International Fellow Nicole Prévost Logan at the AAUW national office in Washington, D.C., I had no idea that I was sitting across from a woman […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   August 17, 2011