Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama, and George W. Bush, laughing.

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
A group of students with their adviser standing against a dark backdrop

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
Woman in gold dress waving at crowd of people on the Emmy red carpet.

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

The High Cost of Hollywood’s Gender Bias

Without more women writers, producers, directors, and cinematographers, not even half of the stories of our cultures and societies are now being told. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 04, 2016
Nzingha Prescod, an African American who became the first American foil fencer to win a Grand Prix Title in 2013. Photo by Michael Dote, via @zingzang14 on Twitter.

Color Coded Sports: Debunking Stereotypes for Women Athletes of Color

At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 25, 2016
Anne Hedgepeth at a press podium

AAUW Speaks on Troublesome Campus Sexual Assault Data at the National Press Club

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz and Anne Hedgepeth were invited to speak to a full audience of press and local AAUW members on much-needed legislation to help end sexual assault on college campuses. Read more »