Meet Josan Feathers: Civil Engineer and Political Activist

How often do we hear or voice concerns about the state of the world, seeming or feeling hopeless to make change? Josan Feathers, a 1989–90 American Fellow, has a vision […] Read more »

So Much Tennessee, So Little Time

I traveled to the AAUW of Tennessee State Convention this past weekend at the University of Tennessee, Martin. I was invited is because at UT, Martin, there is an active […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   April 03, 2009

The Shoulders of Giants

They say that behind every successful man is a woman. I think it’s also fair to say that behind every successful woman is a woman — or, more likely, many […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 27, 2009

Project Profile: Eureka

“Leading and encouraging a small group of female students in STEM activities has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Gudrun Hutchins, a 2004–06 Community Action Grant […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   1 Comments   |   March 27, 2009

Honoring Women in the Military

Yesterday I was privileged to participate in the Inaugural Army Women in Transition Symposium, held on Capitol Hill in the Rayburn House Office Building. I was asked to be a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 25, 2009
A painting of Ada Lovelace

Ada Lovelace, Technology Hero

When girls are looking for heroes in technology, who are the leaders that they learn about in school? Who do they look up to? Most of the big names in technology are men, but women have played an important role in the development of technology. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 24, 2009

Patricia M. Lowrie

When deciding which woman in academia to highlight in this blog, I decided not to focus on a well-known woman academic leader, such as a woman university president or a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   2 Comments   |   March 04, 2009

Where Are All the Women?

I used to be an engineer. For eight years, I designed satellites. The work was engrossing at times, and I loved designing with CAD (Computer Aided Design). It was like […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   3 Comments   |   February 19, 2009

The Question For Today

What is the five syllable word for “w-o-r-k-i-n-g t-o-g-e-t-h-e-r?” Easy answer, you say? Of course. It’s collaboration. It’s something women — and women’s organizations — are known for. We are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   February 10, 2009

Meet Dian Belanger: Historian, Writer, and AAUW Member

I was looking forward to meeting Dian Belanger, a 1980–81 Career Development Grantee and long-time AAUW member. At her suggestion, we met in the National Gallery of Art’s atrium, where […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   3 Comments   |   January 30, 2009