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
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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
Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary

Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life. “I wasn’t aware of how […] Read more »

The expert panel discussed bias, mentors, and women in leadership. Left to right: Charles Bolden, NASA administrator; Salli Frattini, awards show executive producer; Cokie Roberts, moderator and journalist; Anna Han, behavioral scientist; Diane Linen Powell, an adviser to startups and nonprofit organizations; and Rosie Rios, treasurer of the United States;  Not pictured: Marion Blakey, president and chief executive officer of Rolls-Royce North America. Photo credit: Maria Bryk/Newseum

Leaders from the Treasury, Rolls Royce, NASA and More Discuss Women in Leadership

Moderated by journalist Cokie Roberts, the discussion on the research panel delved into the panelists’ personal experiences with gender bias and how they’re combating the longstanding misconception that women aren’t cut out to be leaders. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   April 01, 2016
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How Can We Close the Gender Leadership Gap?

Women make up more than half of college graduates and half the labor force, and have long careers in many fields — so there’s no lack of women to fill leadership positions. But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. Read more »

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How to Fight Your Own Implicit Biases

There’s no way to be totally certain that we’re being 100 percent fair at all times. But there are concrete steps that individuals and institutions can take to reduce the effects of implicit bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 30, 2016
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AAUW Convenes Panel on the Current Status of Women in Leadership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Experts to Discuss Findings from a New AAUW Report at the Newseum Media Contacts: Lisa Goodnight 202.785.7738 On March 30, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 24, 2016
Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama, and George W. Bush, laughing.

Why We Need to Stop Equating Leadership with Masculinity

What’s really going on when we assume that people in powerful positions are men? Why does this happen, and what does it mean about how we perceive women leaders? AAUW’s new research report finds that the reasons why we equate men and masculinity with leadership has little do with facts and a lot to do with stereotypes and assumptions. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2016