A group of young women stand together smiling

Beyond Bossy, Slutty, or Bitchy: College Students Fight Gender Stereotypes

The attitudes behind words like “bitch” and “bossy” are dangerous — they reinforce stereotypes that follow kids into adulthood, and they intersect with discrimination that’s based on race, sexuality, gender identity, and disability. But these college students are changing that. Read more »

Maureen Evans Arthurs (left) and AAUW staff rallied at the Supreme Court for fair pay.

5 Ways You Can Cut Back to Give Back This Season

I owe a lot to AAUW. Here are some ways I plan to cut back this giving season so that I can return the favor. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   November 24, 2014
A male teacher stands up and talks to a group of students.

What’s Gender Got to Do with It? We Asked Teachers about Leadership

We paired up with two other organizations to ask middle and high school teachers about how gender influences leadership in their classrooms. Overall, the news was good — but implicit bias still showed up. Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   October 20, 2014
AAUW staff show off all of our Elect Her-Campus Women Win sites across the country.

Too Many States Have Never Elected Women to High Office. We’re Changing That.

Thanks to things like cultural stereotypes, women are not running for office. And it’s everybody’s loss. We want more women to say yes when someone asks them to run. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014
Jessica Ou

AAUW Welcomes 10 New Members to the National Student Advisory Council

AAUW announced the selection of 10 new members to the 2014–15 National Student Advisory Council (SAC), an inspiring group of women who serve as AAUW ambassadors and lead gender equality projects on their campuses. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   October 16, 2014
Rickelle Mason

10 Campus Women to Watch Out For

This year’s SAC members are world travelers, LGBT advocates, writers, artists, and — most important — trailblazers. We are thrilled to introduce you to the 2014–15 ladies of the SAC. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   5 Comments   |   October 14, 2014
Former National Student Advisory Council member Elba Moise introduces Chelsea Clinton at NCCWSL 2014.

Next Year, This Could Be You: My Journey on the Student Advisory Council

I successfully applied to be a member of AAUW’s National Student Advisory Council (SAC). Months later, that decision brought me to Washington, D.C., to join other amazing women at the SAC kickoff leadership retreat. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2014
Jessica Gottsleben headshot

Nervous about Running for Office? Here’s How to Win, Even If You Lose

Failure is a scary prospect for everyone, and it makes taking risks inherently hard. But losing doesn’t make the race worthless — take it from some Elect Her students. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 30, 2014
Molly Rockett stands in front of her campaign signs.

Molly Rockett Got Elected at 20, and You Can Too!

Molly Rockett is a rising senior at the University of Connecticut, a resident adviser on campus, and former president of the College Democrats. She also holds a local government position in her hometown. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   July 11, 2014
Bethany stands with four other young women at an office.

How I Survived My First Year in the Workforce

It’s been a year since I started my first job out of college, and the milestone got me thinking about what I’ve learned. Here are five of my tips for other women starting out in their careers. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   July 03, 2014