Topics Overheard During Happy Hour

Before I started working as an intern this summer at AAUW, I would never have imagined myself bringing up something like the Federal Employee Paid Parental Leave Act as a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   July 03, 2008

Equity in the News

Gender equity-related topics in the news from May 30 – June 13 Someday, a woman will break the White House barrier. Whoever that is will owe Clinton’s 2008 run a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 17, 2008

Culture Affects Perception

Is a sexist comment aimed at a middle or high school student the result of her own shortcomings or the result of her environment? For the student asking herself this […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 27, 2008

Pregnancy Discrimination Today

When my grandmother became pregnant with my mother, her first child, she was fired from her job. My grandfather was still in college and they had no other income, so […] Read more »

If Not Hillary, Who?

Wish I had that proverbial crystal ball, so I could find out which woman will be the first to actually run the White House, not just be there as support […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   10 Comments   |   April 28, 2008

Equity in the News 4-17-08

News from April 6-15   AAUW branches gear up for Equal Pay Day. While several other branches host science and math conferences around the country. And we thought it was […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   April 17, 2008

Pay Equity Requires Negotiation? Part 2

In part 1, I discussed the signatures of companies that value diversity and equity. Part 2 identifies personal attributes that drive advancement. On the Job Seek a mentor. Men are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   5 Comments   |   April 10, 2008

Pay Equity Requires Negotiation? Part 1

Buying a new car is not one of my favorite activities. I’m not a good negotiator, and when the deal is finally struck, I’m usually pretty sure that I could […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   April 09, 2008
During his signing of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson shook hands with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. (United Press International/ File 1964)

I Have a Dream

What powerful images the words “I have a dream” bring to mind as the nation honors the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 40th anniversary of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   April 04, 2008

Cheating Women

A short while ago I wrote a blog based on the heading of an MSNBC article, “Women Share Blame for Cheating Men.” As we approach April 22, Equal Pay Day, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   April 01, 2008