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Why Was the 1995 Beijing Conference for Women Groundbreaking? Read a Firsthand Account

Former AAUW president Mary Purcell was at the 1995 U.N. conference in Beijing and wrote about why it was so important for women, girls, and all human rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 20, 2014
Bessie Coleman and her plane, 1922

No Fear of Flying Here: 12 Women to Celebrate on Aviation Day

Imagine what bravery it took to become a pilot when aviation was in its infancy, especially for women who were never expected to fly, let alone be pilots. Even today, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 19, 2014
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Why Stereotypes Are Bad and What You Can Do about Them

We all know stereotypes are bad, but biases can be more ingrained — and dangerous — than we realize. So how do we rewire our sometimes biased brains? Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 13, 2014
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7 Videos That Are Battling Stereotypes This Summer

Three national corporations and four musicians released videos that tackle gender stereotypes and bias. And just like that, this summer’s hottest trend became women’s empowerment! Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 08, 2014
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AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 29, 2014
Photograph of the Civil Rights March on Washington, on August 28, 1963.

Honoring the Women of the Civil Rights Movement

Although it is true that the most famous men of the civil rights movement deserves the acclaim he receives, it is also true that the success of the civil rights movement hinged also on the selfless dedication and hard work of a host of women whose names are considerably less familiar today. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   July 01, 2014
Gisela Konopka AAUW Achievement Award in 1977

The Revolutionized Soul of a Lamb

A prolific writer of academic articles and books about group social work, including one of the first studies of troubled girls, Gisela Konopka received an AAUW Achievement Award in 1977. Read more »

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Motherhood, Race Factor into Lesser Salary for Some Women

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

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6 Ways You Can Help Close the Confidence Gap

The Confidence Code has spurred a lively debate about gender inequality in the workplace — should we be empowering women to be more confident or putting the pressure instead on longstanding cultural and legislative barriers? Well, we think it’s some of both. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   May 19, 2014
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Child Care on Campus: A Must for Mothers in College

The astronomical costs of child care put it out of reach for most student parents, making affordable on-campus child care a necessary student support. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   4 Comments   |   May 06, 2014