Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award

Established in 1989, the Eleanor Roosevelt Fund Award honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to equality and education for women and girls. Read more »

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Katie Miller

Fighting “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”: Woman of Distinction Katie Miller

Courageous. Inspirational. Groundbreaking. These are just some of the words that come to mind when I think about Katie Miller, one of our 2013 NCCWSL Women of Distinction. Miller’s story […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 28, 2013

Museum Founder and Director to Judge AAUW Art Contest

“I found that I could say things with colors and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way … things I had no words for.” — Georgia O’Keeffe It’s that […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 17, 2013

Meet NCCWSL Woman of Distinction Donna Shalala

We are thrilled to honor Donna Shalala — a teacher, scholar, and leader — as a Woman of Distinction for the 2013 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Her […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   November 19, 2012
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

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 participate in a women's writing retreat in 2014.

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   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 19, 2011