Reforming Their Communities

When I worked at the National Women’s History Museum, I had the opportunity to read and write about scores of amazing American women, including several whose community activism created important […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   March 05, 2009

Patricia M. Lowrie

When deciding which woman in academia to highlight in this blog, I decided not to focus on a well-known woman academic leader, such as a woman university president or a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 04, 2009

Meet Wendy Crone: Engineering Professor and Mentor

It was an engineering summer camp during high school that really piqued Wendy Crone’s interest in engineering mechanics. During the camp, one professor held a demonstration lab in which he […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   January 16, 2009

Humanity Denied

As a self-proclaimed feminist, I naturally find myself focusing on gender equality in terms of women and what affects us. Last night a wake-up nudge came from an unexpected source […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   January 14, 2009

Only Men Like History?

During winter break I saw something interesting at a well-known bookstore in my town. I take my kids there a lot, and we do homework or just read together. A […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   January 13, 2009

Want a Female Taxi Driver?

We work to break through economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance, and that includes helping women enter male-dominated professions, but taxi driving is a profession I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   January 08, 2009

Ledbetter Ruling to Affect Hulteen

Yesterday I attended oral arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court for AT&T Corp v. Hulteen, a case that involves the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA). Congress passed the PDA in 1978 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 11, 2008

Get a Gift That Keeps On Giving!

The economic climate is tough for everyone, and students are at a real disadvantage. Costs for simple things are increasing, and services are being cut left and right. They say […] Read more »

Men Coaching Women

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the AAUW Arlington (VA) Branch’s Legal Advocacy Fund Holiday Luncheon. Not only did I have a great time meeting AAUW members I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   December 09, 2008

I Can Open My Own Door, Thank You, Sir

I witnessed change on my campus when a friend and I led a discussion on gender to talk about masculinity, sexism, and transgender issues. The purpose of this discussion was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   December 09, 2008