A painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

A Day in the Life

Through a 2008–09 AAUW Campus Action Project grant, a team of students and faculty at Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia, are addressing issues facing single mothers who want to attend […] Read more »

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 »