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What AAUW Stands For

Forty-eight years of membership have exposed me to strong and interesting women and even provided paths to discover latent strengths within me. To me, AAUW has never been just a club. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   April 08, 2014
Anne Firor Scott at work on her doctoral dissertation at the Haverford College library in 1956

A Fellowship Changes a Woman’s Life (and Women’s History)

AAUW fellowships support women in a wide — and creative — variety of ways. Take Anne Firor Scott, who used her award in the 1950s to pay for a nanny while she finished her dissertation. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 26, 2014
Dyna Kuthyola holds up a chalkboard sign reading, "Economic empowerment for women in Malawi."

1 Year Later, These Students’ Projects Are Reaching Women around the World

In 2013, we funded 12 women’s commitments to empower women around the world through the Clinton Global Initiative University. Find out where they are now! Read more »

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7 Schools That Empower Women

Is your college one of the more than 800 AAUW partner member schools? If not, learn more about how your college can join AAUW and get access to exclusive benefits. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   1 Comments   |   March 25, 2014
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Why LGBT Rights Matter for Gender Equity

AAUW strongly supports LGBT equality because women’s rights and LGBT rights are deeply intertwined. However, women’s movements haven’t always had the best track record when it comes to advancing LGBT rights. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   5 Comments   |   March 24, 2014
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A One-Woman Crusade for Justice

Althea Kratz Hottel’s career reads like a true success story in academia. Spending most of her career in some way affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, she became the university’s first dean of women, not to mention the first female ever to hold the position of dean on the campus. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   March 21, 2014
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (2014)

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

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How to Be an Effective Ally

Do you know how to be the best ally you can be? Here are my three top tips to follow. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 13, 2014
Barnard President Debora Spar stands smiling with Jamia Wilson.

Are Young Women Carrying the Mantle of Feminism?

How is feminism different today? Do young women want to be feminists, or not? These are complicated questions, without easy answers. Because young women, of course, don’t speak with a single voice or share a common attitude. Some are quick to embrace the term feminist. Others despise it. Read more »

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Speaking of Women: Our Top 10 Posts of 2013

In celebration of an amazing year of great dialogue about women and girls, here is a list of our top 10 posts of 2013, with hopes for an even better 2014. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   December 27, 2013