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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   |   4 Comments   |   October 21, 2015
AAUW International Fellow Sofia Espinoza Sanchez (left), along with AAUW’s Gloria Blackwell, attended the STEM Makes Scents event on Capitol Hill.

On Capitol Hill, Yale Biophysicist Addresses STEM Gender Bias and Solutions

Espinoza Sanchez, a 2013–14 AAUW International Fellow, is used to pushing against stereotypes and assumptions about women in STEM. Gender stereotypes pervade hers and her colleagues’ experiences at the Pollard Lab at Yale University, where she is a doctoral candidate. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   October 16, 2015

5 Women Scientists of AAUW’s War Relief Project

During World War II, AAUW offered scholarships and other services that helped Jewish scholars, including many women scientists, escape from Europe and parts of Asia. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   September 01, 2015
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AAUW Member Saves Lives: Dr. Louise Pearce

Louise Pearce helped stop a deadly epidemic, was the first woman research pathologist at the Rockefeller Institute, and worked on tumor research that informed cancer breakthroughs across the globe. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   August 17, 2015
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How to Unleash Girls’ Natural Potential in STEM

Green Works conducted an experiment. The task: to draw scientists. The result: Nearly all of the girls drew men. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2015
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AAUW’s 2015–16 Fellows and Grantees Will Change the World

Our 2015-16 fellowships and grants program awarded a total of 3.7 million in funding for individual women and community projects serving women and girls. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   2 Comments   |   August 01, 2015
Ennico Smith (far right) celebrates with her NASA team as the Pluto mission completes a successful flyby.

NASA Pluto Mission Member Talks about How to Get More Women into STEM

The New Horizons mission marks a monumental step forward in gender diversity in the sciences, with women composing 25 percent of the team. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   July 31, 2015