graphic showing the statistic that 1 in 5 women is a target of sexual assault while in college

She Wanted to Protect Students from Sexual Assault, and Now Title IX Can Protect Her

Many educators and campus professionals don’t know that Title IX protects them from retaliation. This lawsuit could change that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   July 01, 2015
Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira kicks a soccer ball on a field

The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 23, 2015
A poster of an Asian American student that says, “I am constantly evolving.”

This Is What Happens When Women of Color Redefine the Racism and Sexism They Face

Terrorist. Bad driver. Pretty for a dark-skinned girl. Asian fetish. Blackish. Ratchet. China doll. Illegal. With advocacy projects, these college women called out the racist and sexist labels students face on a daily basis. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 16, 2015
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These 5 Women Scientists Were “Disruptive”— and We Should Thank Them

Renowned biochemist and Nobel laureate Tim Hunt’s recent remarks about women scientists made us think we had traveled back in time. Fortunately, many women challenge his sexist ideology. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 12, 2015
An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 11, 2015
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AAUW Acts for Women

We’re so honored that we’ve been chosen to benefit from the iact4womenSM program, and we hope to inspire you to raise awareness about the issues that affect you and the people you love.

I ACT 4 WOMENSM and its design are service marks of Actavis, Inc.
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Article   |   Community   |   May 14, 2015
At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015
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Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

An infographic showing the pay gap between women and men in engineering and computing

Even in High-Paying STEM Fields, Women Are Shortchanged

It seems that entering a high-paying field like engineering or computing still does not protect women against the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015
Mary Flanagan at Tiltfactor, a studio at Dartmouth that is dedicated to designing and studying games that have a positive social impact.

Women Get in the Game

Video games are maturing as an industry and an art form, generating $21 billion last year in U.S. revenue. Thanks to smartphones and tablets, the gaming community is expanding beyond the stereotype of teenage boys playing Grand Theft Auto. Read more »