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Being a Top Earner Didn’t Stop This Woman from Being Forced out of Finance

The Fortune 500 company Jane worked for had paid her a small fraction of what it paid her male colleagues, justifying it partially because she might get pregnant. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 30, 2015
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Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

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11 Stats on Women’s Equality That Might Be Scarier than Halloween

Forget ghouls, goblins, and graveyards — these 11 statistics on women’s equality reflect a reality far scarier than whatever comes out to haunt on Halloween. Read more »

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The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   4 Comments   |   October 21, 2015
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A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   October 19, 2015
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A Prediction for Fabulously Feminist Fall Shows

Could this year’s surge of women-fueled television finally be the tipping point for gender equality in Hollywood? Let’s hope so. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 06, 2015
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U.S. Treasurer on Which Woman Should Grace the New $10

Which woman would you choose to feature on the new 10? Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   6 Comments   |   September 16, 2015
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Women Excluded from University President Hiring Pool … Again

Despite his low ratings from University of Iowa faculty, J. Bruce Harreld is set to earn more than the outgoing woman president. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   September 08, 2015
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Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015
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Title IX’s Unintended Revolution for Women’s Athletics

One of the biggest unintended consequences of Title IX is that women athletes can now expect that they will have access to sports. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   September 01, 2015