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7 Things You Need to Know about Pregnancy Discrimination

Halloween is a time for thrills and scares, but it also marks the 35th anniversary of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Dealing with being a pregnant worker can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 31, 2013
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Speak Up for the Health Care That You Deserve

As millions of Americans learn more about their new insurance options under the Affordable Care Act (also called Obamacare), they’re also learning that this new coverage provides access to several preventive health services without cost-sharing or copay. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 29, 2013
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Study Finds College Women Doubt Their Leadership Potential

We all know that taking on leadership positions is an important part of a college experience. But what if I told you that women’s sense of their leadership potential falls during the college years, while men’s rises? Read more »

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4 Powerhouses Give Women Leadership Advice

Every Sunday, the “New York Times” publishes an interview for the Corner Office column in its business section. Both women and men from all sorts of backgrounds have been interviewed, but until this month, Bryant had never asked women gender-related questions. Here are some of our favorite excerpts. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   October 18, 2013
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Workplace Justice Not “Essential” Enough

The government agencies we need to help us do LAF’s work aren’t among the very few “essential” services still running during the government shutdown. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 14, 2013
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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
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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
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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 »

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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