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Helping Girls Find Their STEM Passion

Kea Jolicoeur attended Tech Trek as an eighth grader and went on to be a camp co-director and earn a degree in engineering. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 30, 2015
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Women Dominate at This Mechanical Engineering Lab

In most mechanical engineering classrooms, women are the minority. But in Professor Robert Siston’s neuromuscular biomechanics lab at Ohio State, “It’s the men who look around and say, What’s going on here?” says Siston. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 20, 2015
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“Dukhtar” Director on Breaking the Silence around Child Marriage

Afia Nathaniel, a computer scientist turned filmmaker, is making waves with her moving film about a mother fleeing Pakistan to protect her daughter from child marriage. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   November 17, 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   |   2 Comments   |   November 10, 2015
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Princess or Geek: What Attracts Women to Science?

Marketing aimed at recruiting girls into STEM tends to fall into one of two distinct categories: Let’s call them geek pride and sparkle science. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 09, 2015
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Being a Woman in STEM Isn’t Easy, But Here Are 4 Tips from a Google Employee

AAUW Community Development Grantee and a new Google staff recruit Keita Wangari’ s journey to working at a top-notch tech company has not been an easy one. Read more »

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(Re)call of Duty: Did SXSW Give In to Online Harassment?

South by Southwest Interactive (SXSW) publicly decided to concede to threats of violence by allowing anonymous bullies to stake their claim in what has become the largest convergence of technology and art in the country. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 02, 2015
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4 Things I Learned from My Mother Working in STEM

The working moms I’ve met worry — about how many hours they worked, about how the demands of their jobs affected their children, and about how having children affected their work. My own mother worked tirelessly and inspired me daily. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 29, 2015
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Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

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The Logic for Leaving: An African American Woman in STEM Discusses Challenges

Shaneen Harris spent nearly 20 years in information technology. But then she left the field entirely. Among the reasons? Gender bias and a hostile workplace environment. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   October 21, 2015