Even Women Doctors Face a Pay Gap

You probably remember growing up and playing doctor with your little stuffed teddy bear, right? For many doctors, I bet those were the moments that helped inspire them to save […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   4 Comments   |   February 18, 2011

Elect Her in North Carolina and Illinois

AAUW and Running Start kicked off the season’s Elect Her–Campus Women Win trainings earlier this month. Elect Her encourages and trains young women to run for student government. Here are […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 17, 2011

Lesson Learned

The women of Northern Illinois University are planning to take state politics by storm. The Elect Her–Campus Women Win training program came to snowy DeKalb, Illinois, last weekend, and the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 17, 2011

A Dynamic Day with Duke Women (and a Few Great Guys!)

On a rainy day in early February, I had the pleasure of meeting the fabulous women of the Duke Women’s Center. Their team was in charge of bringing the AAUW […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 17, 2011

For Women like Me

I was in a room with the late Adriel D. Johnson, Sr. when he lifted his glasses to his forehead and asked, “Ms. Blanchard, will you be doing the Ph.D.?” […] Read more »

Blog   |   Education   |   7 Comments   |   February 14, 2011

Stand against Violence with The Vagina Monologues

Every spring, students and community members perform The Vagina Monologues as a part of V-Day’s international campaign to end violence against women and girls. In the past 11 years, productions […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   February 04, 2011

The Politics of Appearance

As 2011 begins and I take stock of the political climate in the United States, I can’t help but wonder why there are still so few women in political positions. […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   3 Comments   |   January 28, 2011

When a Woman Runs the House

The first memory that I have of Time is thanks to my zealous, larger-than-life eighth grade social studies teacher, Mr. Cheeseman, who over the course of his 30-year career wallpapered […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   January 21, 2011

No Bra Burning, Just Advocacy

Before my involvement in AAUW really took off, I was quite hesitant to be identified as a feminist or even as an advocate. Born, raised, and educated in rural America, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 14, 2011

Where Have the Women Coaches Gone?

1972: Title IX outlaws gender discrimination in school sports and any other federally funded education program. 2010: The number of women participating in sports at both the high school and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   December 20, 2010