Elena Kagan Hearings: Day 1

Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the confirmation hearings for Solicitor General Elena Kagan’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. While seriousness of purpose often marks such proceedings, the hearing […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   June 29, 2010

Previewing the Elena Kagan Hearings

The buildup to Supreme Court confirmation hearings normally leaves Washington, D.C., in a frenzied state. Robert Bork was the conservatives’ dream and the liberals’ nightmare. Clarence Thomas was replacing Thurgood […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   June 24, 2010

Equity + Home x Balance = Half the Work, All the Fun

The expression “hands-off dad” is not a term in my husband’s vocabulary. Since the birth of our son, Noah, three years ago, my husband has served as the primary breadwinner, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 18, 2010

Leadership and Social Justice

Many people see things in the world that make them stop and wish for something different. I’m not talking about adding ketchup and mustard to a burger; I’m talking about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 11, 2010

Ask Elena Kagan

Last week, President Obama announced that his nominee to replace retiring Justice John Paul Stevens on the U.S. Supreme Court is Solicitor General Elena Kagan. Kagan has already begun meeting […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   May 18, 2010

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

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