Lara is a senior engineering manager for the online marketplace Etsy.

The Ticking Clock: An Etsy Engineering Manager Describes Tech Culture

The best part of Lara’s job is getting to help people every day. The worst part is being a part of “a little snake pit of the patriarchy.” Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 24, 2015

AAUW Gathers STEM Panel on Changing the Face of the U.S. Tech Workforce in One Generation

Leading experts will discuss the findings and recommendations from Solving the Equation before an audience of more than 200 stakeholders at Samsung’s Mountain View campus; AAUW will also live stream the discussion to more than 500 boardrooms, communities, and campuses across the country. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 19, 2015
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Is Computing Just for Men?

If we really want to increase the percentage of women who graduate with bachelor’s degrees in computing, we have to start focusing on the AP computer science course in high school. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 11, 2015
Stephanie in a portrait with her two kids.

From Curious Little Girl to Household Breadwinner

It was one thing to be a minority in her high school and college engineering programs, but being an African American woman in the technology field took on new meaning when it came time for Stephanie to support her family. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 09, 2015
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3 Reasons We Want to Introduce Girls to Cybersecurity

From big companies like Sony Pictures, Apple, and Target to small businesses, vulnerability of digital data to cyberattacks has become a national crisis. But the gender gap in cybersecurity careers remains vast. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   February 12, 2015
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2015)

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   |   February 03, 2015
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AAUW and Pantene Announce Nearly $50,000 in Grants to 11 Student-Led Teams

AAUW, as part of an ongoing collaboration with Pantene, has awarded grants totaling nearly $50,000 to 11 student-led teams to fight stereotypes and biases on college campuses around the nation. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   January 29, 2015
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Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes

The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »

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We #StandWithPeggy — and All Pregnant Workers

Driver Peggy Young sued UPS after the company rejected her request for light-duty work during her pregnancy. The Supreme Court will make a decision on the case this term. Read more »

Rep. Patsy Mink (D-HI) was a driving force behind Title IX.

Title IX: Looking Back, Moving Forward

After Title IX was signed into law in 1972, activist Bernice Sandler says that many of the most blatant forms of discrimination against women disappeared within a few years. But despite reaping Title IX’s rewards for the past four decades, Americans are finding that even this landmark law isn’t enough. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 24, 2014