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 »

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

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
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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

Solving the Gender Equality Equation: Increasing Education and Decreasing Violence

We are all stakeholders in gender equality: educators, families, communities, male allies, and the public and private sectors. It is imperative that all women and girls receive the support; training; legal, environmental, and social protections; and human and civil rights needed to overcome gender-based violence and achieve their personal aspirations. Read more »

Paige Robnett, senior program associate of AAUW Campus Leadership Programs, in a team photo with her college basketball team.

How Women and Girls Are Marching Toward Equity in Sports

In the U.S., girls have 1.3 million fewer opportunities to play high school sports than boys have and are offered only 43 percent of the opportunities to play sports in college. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   March 16, 2016

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

March 15, 2016, is Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day, the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 85 cents* for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

Are You Biased against Women Leaders?

Knowing about the unconscious associations and connections we hold is the first step toward correcting our biases. That’s why AAUW is conducting our own original research on people’s associations between gender and leadership, and you can contribute by participating online! Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 10, 2016
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Campus Teams Busting Biases about Women in STEM

This year, 10 student groups are pumped up about tackling the underrepresentation of women in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 08, 2016
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5 Ways You Can Help Fix Hollywood’s Diversity Problem

For the second year in a row, no people of color were nominated in any major acting category for the Oscars. Now, activists are pointing out that Hollywood’s issues with race go beyond just who gets nominated for awards. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 05, 2016