A vintage image of a lecture hall filled with women students, with a professor teaching up front

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 »

Purdue University’s  display  about the underrepresentation of women and other groups in engineering.

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
AAUW American Fellowship (1974-1975) recipient Catherine Pilachowski

She Could Design a Bridge for This Gap…if You’d Let Her

For as long as there have been engineers, there has been a gender gap in engineering (probably). Women’s struggle to break into the male-dominated profession is nothing new, but it is real, and it hurts us all. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 02, 2016
Patricia Arquette speaking at the AAUW Equal Pay Day event in Washington, D.C.

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

This Equal Pay Day, our members and supporters held more than 200 events across the country to educate our communities and send a message to our elected officials. Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 20, 2016
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The Color of Leadership: Barriers, Bias, and Race

In preparation for writing our new research report, Barriers and Bias: The Status of Women in Leadership, AAUW’s research team conducted an exhaustive (and exhausting) review of the recent academic […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 19, 2016
Patricia-Arquette

MEDIA ADVISORY: AAUW “Celebrates” Equal Pay Day with Notable Activists Working to Close the Wage Gap

Actress Patricia Arquette, Elected Officials to Discuss Solutions and Help Raise Awareness Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 08, 2016