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
College student standing with AAUW sign around her head.

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
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Start the New Year Off Right — Empower Women and Girls

We’re looking back on everything that AAUW’s members and supporters helped accomplish for women and girls this year — as well as looking ahead to all we hope to achieve in 2016 Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 09, 2015
Malala Yousafzai at the Kisaruni Girls School in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2015 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

“He Named Me Malala”: Educate Girls to Change the World

Malala symbolizes the power of raising your voice to fight injustice because, in Yousafzai’s own words, “One child, one teacher, one book, and one pen can change the world.” Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   November 11, 2015
Maysoon Zayid

How to Be a Good Ally to People with Disabilities: Two Perspectives

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 1 in 5 Americans lives with disabilities. Yet pervasive misconceptions persist about the everyday lives of Americans with disabilities and what organizations like AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 10, 2015
With the vision to empower children to be themselves, Lottie and Finn dolls made our list for girls ages 7–10.

Holiday Gift Guide for Empowering Girls: The 2015 Edition

With the holiday season fast approaching, shopping for the girls in your life might seem as easy as heading to the pink aisles of stores. But with several major retailers, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   November 10, 2015
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Let’s Help Close the Gender Pay Gap This #GivingTuesday

If we’re going to close this gap, we need support from change-makers like you. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   November 10, 2015
The United Nations' sustainable development goals in illustrations

At the UN: New Goals for Sustainable Development

These 17 goals will provide a framework for international cooperation based on agreed strategic objectives and will bring money and effort to the most globally pressing issues, one of which is equality for women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   October 30, 2015
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Domestic Violence: 6 Ways Celebrities are Raising Awareness, and How You Can Help

Everyone has a right to healthy, happy, and safe relationships. Watch these videos of celebrities who agree. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 28, 2015