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Two Thumbs up for GoldieBlox!

As a mother of two young girls, I couldn’t have been more thrilled when I heard about Goldie Blox, a cute yet engaging toy marketed toward girls ages 6 and up that teaches basic engineering principles. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   July 24, 2013
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Remembering Helen Thomas, Journalism Giant (and AAUW Member!)

This past weekend, we learned that Helen Thomas, the intrepid reporter and bold trailblazer, died at her home in Washington, D.C. She was 92. Her death offers us a moment to pay tribute to her accomplishments and honor her as a role model for women and aspiring journalists. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 22, 2013
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Engineer Took All the Right Steps But Still Didn’t Receive Fair Pay

I was a divorced mother of two when I began pursuing an engineering degree in 1982. I had to overcome many obstacles such as an overwhelming male majority in the field, time management constraints, child care dilemmas, and finding a balance between motherhood and being a student. However, there was one obstacle I couldn’t overcome — pay inequity. Read more »

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AAUW Camps Help Girls Excel in Science and Math

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will offer four Tech Trek camps across the country this month to encourage girls to explore their interests in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The camps will engage approximately 160 girls from Ohio, Oklahoma, Florida, and Washington state. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   July 10, 2013
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Title IX Victories for Pregnant and LGBT Students

June was a big month for Title IX, the federal law requiring equal opportunity in education for all students, from kindergarten through graduate school, regardless of sex. Not only did […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   July 02, 2013
Pam Yuen (bottom row, second from right) stood with the president as he made the call for everyone to be paid fairly. Watch the video.

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013
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Is That a Question or a Statement? How You Speak Matters

You don’t have to be a public speaker to pay attention to your voice. Before an interview, salary negotiation, or presentation, we are sure to look professional and have our talking points down — but what about how we’re going to say it? Our voice is something we can control, so we need to stop ignoring it. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   June 25, 2013
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“Blue Crush” and Movies for the Title IX Generation

  In the early aughts, “girl power” was an ever-present but seldom politicized pop-culture phenomenon. Because marketers were quick to realize how much money they could make from this budding […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2013
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Slut-Shaming and Victim-Blaming Start Early

By now, you may have heard about the male Transportation Security Administration agent who told a girl travelling alone, “You’re only 15, cover yourself,” in, as she described it, a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   June 21, 2013
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Head-of-Household Pay Denied to Woman Teacher

Sara Anderson’s career began with a lesson on pay inequity: As a woman, she didn’t qualify for head-of-household pay. Anderson was hired as a teacher after she graduated from college […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   May 30, 2013