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 »

A participant in the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University tears up a piece of paper reading "bossy."

Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015
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7 Feminist Resolutions for the New Year

How will you be a more thoughtful, inclusive, active feminist in 2016? Here are seven suggested resolutions for the coming year. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   December 15, 2015
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Start the New Year Off Right — Empower Women and Girls

We’re looking back on everything that AAUW’s members and supporters helped accomplish for women and girls this year — as well as looking ahead to all we hope to achieve in 2016 Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 09, 2015
A woman behind a podium speaks, with leaders from AAUW and the Boston mayor’s office standing behind her.

Closing in on the Pay Gap

Boston could be the first city to close the gender pay gap. At least that’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal, and it might just be possible, thanks to AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   December 09, 2015
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Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015

91 Percent of Colleges Reported Zero Incidents of Rape in 2014

Newly reported data required by the Clery Act indicate that the annual statistics collected by colleges and universities still do not tell the full story of sexual violence on campus. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   November 23, 2015
With the vision to empower children to be themselves, Lottie and Finn dolls made our list for girls ages 7–10.

Holiday Gift Guide for Empowering Girls: The 2015 Edition

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping for the girls in your life might seem as easy as heading to the pink aisles of stores. But with several major retailers, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   November 10, 2015
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Let’s Help Close the Gender Pay Gap This #GivingTuesday

If we’re going to close this gap, we need support from change-makers like you. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 10, 2015