Equity Issues in the News: April 1 – May 17

April 1 – May 17 AAUW’s Efforts to Close the Gender Divide in the STEM Fields Are Highlighted Washington Post (Monday, May 17) In her recent commentary, Elizabeth Vandenburg, the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 18, 2010

AAUW on the Nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW Executive Director Linda D. Hallman, CAE, issued the following statement on President Barack Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   May 10, 2010

Annual Equal Pay Day Ranking, Companion Fact Sheets Shed Light on Wage Gap

PRESS RELEASE: To commemorate Equal Pay Day, observed this year on April 20, 2010, AAUW has released a new state-by-state ranking of the pay gap and has collaborated with the National Partnership for Women & Families to produce fact sheets that illustrate the human cost of wage discrimination. Read more »

Labor Union Women Making History

Who has been honored this month with esteemed women such as Linda Chavez-Thompson, Augusta Thomas, Elizabeth Shuler, Arlene Holt Baker, and Nancy Wohlforth? My mom! I know it may sound […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   March 30, 2010

Holla Back D.C.!

While street harassment is a big issue these days, women have been fighting sexual harassment in Washington, D.C., public spaces for more than 80 years. As we celebrate and acknowledge […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   March 29, 2010

Writing Deaf Women Back into History

I was driven and ambitious as a young girl. I had big dreams; I wanted to be a journalist or an attorney. Clair Huxtable, Geraldine Ferraro, “Career Barbie,” and even […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   5 Comments   |   March 18, 2010

Work-Life Balance: More Than a Philosophy

Women now make up half of the U.S. workforce, yet policies such as flexible scheduling that help women juggle work-life responsibilities are not prioritized by our lawmakers. This is a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 18, 2010

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Picks up Pen, Draws on Midwestern Roots to Inspire Others

PRESS RELEASE: Lisa Maatz, AAUW’s top public policy adviser, has joined some of the nation’s foremost women leaders and thinkers to offer life lessons in an inspirational new book for younger generations. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 11, 2010

AAUW’s Top Policy Adviser Available for Comment on Paycheck Fairness Act Hearing

PRESS RELEASE: AAUW’s top public policy adviser, Lisa Maatz, will be available for comment on the Senate’s Paycheck Fairness Act hearing set for March 11. Read more »

AAUW Supporters with signs

Celebrating National Women’s History Month

AAUW is excited to partner with the National Women’s History Project in its 30th anniversary year, which has the theme “Writing Women Back into History.” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   March 01, 2010