Graphic showing silhouettes of girls with the title "International Day of the Girl: Girls Speak Out"

Why Should We Care about Girls?

Today, AAUW joins the Working Group on Girls (WGG) and other members of the United Nations community to celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child. The main event — Girls Speak Out! — will provide a forum for seven dynamic girls from around the globe to share how they are advocates and activists for girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 11, 2013
She Has an App for that

She’s Got an App for That

If you’ve tuned into tech news lately, you know there has been much discussion concerning the role of women in the app-maker world. It is widely believed that women are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   October 03, 2013
A black-and-white portrait of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin

A Veritable Star: Harvard’s First Professional Astronomer Was a Woman

Before space travel, before any rocket had been successfully launched, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin was blazing a trail in her own right. After just two years at Harvard, Payne-Gaposchkin became the very first person to receive a doctorate in astronomy from the Ivy League school. Read more »

Aerial of the Harvard Business School campus

Gender Equity at Harvard Business School: An AAUW Fellow Responds

As the dust settles from Jodi Kantor’s New York Times article “Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equity,” the internal conversations continue. Kantor has done her homework and, to a certain extent, everything she writes rings true. The problem is that, while the article undeniably represents some students’ realities, it does not present the “other side of the story.” Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   September 18, 2013
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Happy 32 Years, Legal Advocacy Fund! Thanks for Making a Case for Women

In 1978, five female professors brought a class action lawsuit against their employer, Cornell University. Three years later, AAUW created the Legal Advocacy Fund to support cases of sex discrimination in academia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   September 18, 2013
77 cents to every man's dollar

AAUW Reacts to Disappointing News about the Gender Wage Gap

AAUW Executive Director and CEO Linda D. Hallman, CAE, today issued the following statement in response to the findings from the just-released U.S. Census Bureau report, Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2012. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   September 17, 2013
An old rotary phone sits next to a smart phone with the caption, "Things change. Why not the wage gap?"

New Wage Gap Numbers Aren’t So New

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2012 gender wage gap numbers. And guess what. The wage gap still stands at 23 cents. That means a woman working full time, year-round still typically takes home 77 cents for every dollar a man takes home. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   8 Comments   |   September 17, 2013
AAUW Fellow Allison White with Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi Rallies Texas Women at AAUW Event

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) received a Texas-sized welcome Monday from AAUW members and friends in the Lone Star State. Pelosi spoke in Austin about a new economic agenda for women. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   August 28, 2013
Lady Justice

Learn Your Rights in the Workplace

Just in time for Women’s Equality Day, the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) is proud to launch our new Know Your Rights in the Workplace page. On this page you will find up-to-date content and all the latest legal developments straight from the experts, so you know you’re getting the best information on workplace protection. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 23, 2013
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Race, Art, and Activism: Faith Ringgold’s Inspiring Journey

The now 82-year-old Ringgold was a political and feminist artist long before these themes were a part of the mainstream landscape of black artists, and she was also one of the first women to organize and fight to get the works of African American and women artists into museums and galleries. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 22, 2013