Amy Blackwell

5 Leaders Standing Up for Women at the United Nations This Year

AAUW’s voice in activism is a powerhouse thanks to our passionate and dedicated members who make change for women and girls in their communities. This year, we are elevating our members’ voices to a higher stage, the United Nations. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 11, 2016
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My Aha Moment: Was It Stereotype Threat?

At the time of my aha moment, I was a doctoral student in engineering education. I attended a university where people of color were noticeably absent. My race, age, and religious affiliation classified me as an outsider — a label I had already become familiar with as an African American female engineer. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 08, 2016
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A Feminist Mother-Daughter Dream Team

Feminism has influenced National Student Advisory Council Member Theresa Johnson in many great ways, but most of all it has helped shape her relationship with her daughter. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 18, 2016
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Are You Biased against Women Leaders?

Knowing about the unconscious associations and connections we hold is the first step toward correcting our biases. That’s why AAUW is conducting our own original research on people’s associations between gender and leadership, and you can contribute by participating online! Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 10, 2016
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These Are the Feminist Valentines You Were Looking For

Our feminist valentines are just what your activist heart desires. Help spread the love! Be sure to share your favorites on Facebook or Twitter.
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Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 09, 2016
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Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016
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The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap (Spring 2016)

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 »

Research   |   Economic Justice   |   February 06, 2016
Nzingha Prescod, an African American who became the first American foil fencer to win a Grand Prix Title in 2013. Photo by Michael Dote, via @zingzang14 on Twitter.

Color Coded Sports: Debunking Stereotypes for Women Athletes of Color

At my predominantly white, parochial high school, there was a running joke among my peers: To determine the number of black students enrolled there, one simply needed to look at […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   January 25, 2016
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Finding Community and Belonging with AAUW

As a transfer student and new mom, Theresa Johnson wasn’t sure how going back to college would be. But the sense of community she found with AAUW has given her new friendships and opportunities that go beyond her dreams. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 12, 2016
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Play Bingo with AAUW as You Follow Obama’s Final State of the Union!

Every year we tune in to hear what the president promises to do to move women’s issues forward and we will be especially interested to see what he proposes as he works to establish his legacy. This year, the speech is set for January 12, and we ask you to help us follow along through a friendly (or not-so-friendly!) game of bingo. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   January 05, 2016