NASA’s eight new trainee astronauts, half of whom are women

3 Things That Paved the Way for Women Astronauts

On Monday, June 17, NASA announced its new team of eight trainee astronauts, including four women. That means 50 percent are women — the highest percentage ever picked by NASA […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   5 Comments   |   June 24, 2013
a Starbucks coffee cup

What Does It Mean to Lose 6 Percent of Your Paycheck?

One year after college graduation, women are already paid less than the men with whom they graduated. Some of this difference is explained by factors known to affect earnings, such […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   May 20, 2013
Women learn leadership skills at NCCWSL.

Next Steps for CGI U Attendees

Nearly 1,200 students will gather this weekend to discuss and develop innovative solutions to global challenges at the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). Held at Washington University, St. Louis, […] Read more »

Nanci Alanis

12 Students to Watch Out for at CGI U

Last month, AAUW announced our strategic partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). AAUW identified 12 students attending CGI U who were making a […] Read more »

Me at the United for Marriage rally in front of the Supreme Court yesterday

Why I Stand for Marriage Equality

  When my home state of Massachusetts became the first in the United States to allow same-sex marriage in 2004, only around 32 percent of Americans supported marriage equality. Now […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   March 27, 2013
Adria Richards, photo from Flickr

Sexual Harassment Online and Why You Should Care about Adria Richards

  Before this week I had never heard of Adria Richards or her blog, But You’re a Girl. Probably many of you haven’t heard of her either; here’s why I […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   March 26, 2013
Women protesters celebrate the end of the strike, image by Bread and Roses Centennial Exhibit website

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Rosie the Riveter

Rosie the Riveter Is More than a Hairdo

I sighed in exasperation when I did a YouTube search for “Rosie the Riveter” and found that the first through 50th entries on the site were video tutorials on how […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   March 08, 2013
Katie Miller

Katie Miller on LGBT Rights and Women in Combat

We sat down with Katie Miller — a leading advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members and a 2013 NCCWSL Woman of Distinction — to talk about […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 07, 2013
Image: MAKERS

Meet Your MAKERS

What will you be watching tomorrow night?  We suggest turning the channel or setting your DVR to record PBS’ new documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America, which premieres February 26 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 25, 2013