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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Fall 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   |   September 15, 2016
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How to Speak Up against Everyday Bias

Ever wondered how to respond to the sexism you see in your daily life, in person and online? Here’s how to take a stand. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   September 02, 2016
2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

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Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 2016
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100 Years of Sexism: An AAUW Fellow Reflects on Women’s Treatment in Academia

Elizabeth Colson recalls that when she was in school, Radcliffe College students were barred from attending many Harvard classes in order to keep the sexes segregated. Female students at Radcliffe were only allowed to use Harvard’s reference library if they stood. Read more »

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Campus Leaders Confront STEM Stereotypes

Ten schools earned 2015–16 AAUW Campus Action Project grants to tackle that question head-on this spring. Students implemented projects to empower women and girls in STEM fields, where women are particularly underrepresented. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 28, 2016
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Women’s Voices in the Newsroom

Women are underrepresented in journalism. Why does that matter? Journalism defines the way we understand our communities and identify and prioritize problems worth solving. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 27, 2016
The 2014–15 Student Advisory Council taking a break during the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) to take a fun photo.

Getting Real about Empowering Women and Girls

There’s a lot of lip service given to women’s empowerment lately, but some organizations are the real deal. AAUW’s programs work to break through anything that stands in the way of women’s and girls’ opportunities. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   May 23, 2016
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Settling the Score for Women in Music

Across genres and throughout the history of Western music, women have struggled to break in, to be recognized, and to transcend the objectification that seems inevitable when women are onstage. Let’s acknowledge the exceptional women of music history and foster the girls who are just learning to play their first scales. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 20, 2016
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The Science behind Implicit Bias

Are you biased against women leaders? It turns out, most people still associate leadership with men more strongly than they do with women. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 19, 2016