5 Black Women Founders and Inventors You Should Know

African American women have founded various organizations, they’ve been the masterminds behind innovative products, and they’ve paved the way for new generations’ thought leaders. Meet five of these champions of change who have solved medical mysteries, fought poverty, served on congressional committees, and helped lead the movements against racism, sexism, and class barriers. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 31, 2016

How Can We Close the Gender Leadership Gap?

Women make up more than half of college graduates and half the labor force, and have long careers in many fields — so there’s no lack of women to fill leadership positions. But we’re still not represented at the upper levels. Read more »

Solving the Gender Equality Equation: Increasing Education and Decreasing Violence

We are all stakeholders in gender equality: educators, families, communities, male allies, and the public and private sectors. It is imperative that all women and girls receive the support; training; legal, environmental, and social protections; and human and civil rights needed to overcome gender-based violence and achieve their personal aspirations. Read more »

President Obama Nominates Merrick Garland to Supreme Court, Now Senate Must Act ‎

AAUW members and supporters nationwide have urged the president to move forward with a nominee, thereby beginning the critical constitutional process to fill the seat. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 16, 2016

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day is the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 85 cents for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

Amy Blackwell is former AAUW of Colorado president and a former member of the AAUW Board of Directors. Owner of Blackwell Communications LLC, she provides marketing, communications, coaching, and research services in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields and health care.

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
Family standing in front of American Flag painting.

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

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
"If you wanna be my lover you gotta get my consent" Feminist Valentines (Shareable)

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