Eva stands on a stage at a podium.

Speak Up but Stay Grounded: How My Mentor Taught Me to Survive in the Workplace

I met my mentor Marla on a Girl Scouts board. Since then, Marla has taught me about success, paying it forward, and staying grounded on my pre-law path at Harvard. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   February 10, 2014
Chalkboard with the word Mentoring, surrounded by words caoching, motivation, training, advice, help, leadership, direction, success, develop, and inspire.

Mentoring Matters: A Response from Our Readers

Mentoring can change your life. At least that’s the word from our readers, who shared with us their thoughts and experiences with mentoring as part of National Mentoring Month. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   January 31, 2014

AAUW Awards $45,000 to Help Community College Students across the Nation

AAUW is awarding $45,000 in grants to 11 campus projects designed to implement recommendations from the 2013 AAUW research report Women in Community College: Access to Success. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   January 23, 2014
Two women sitting at a table drinking coffee and talking.

5 Tips on How to Be a Good Mentor

There’s no doubt that mentoring is a powerful way to give back. But what if you are unsure about what to do as a mentor? We sat down with executive coach and leadership development educator Nancy Lamberton of the Nebo Company for tips on being a good mentor. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   January 17, 2014
A screenshot of the video where the woman is labeled "bossy."

Viral Pantene Philippines Ad Challenges Stereotypes, Will Air in United States

In one minute, the Pantene #WhipIt commercial took negative stereotypes of women leaders and flipped those ideas on their head. We have to praise this Pantene ad for bringing feminist issues to a wider audience and rejecting the old, lazy, sexist advertising tropes many companies still use. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   December 19, 2013
A group of young women stand around an AAUW banner.

Getting More Women into Top Government Jobs Starts with Student Leadership

It’s outrageous but true. Women currently hold just 18 percent of the seats in Congress and 24 percent of seats in state legislatures. Bottom line: More women need to run for office. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   December 05, 2013
NCCWSL2012-Graduate-Student

Send College Women to NCCWSL

For the last few years, AAUW of Connecticut has made a special effort to send more local women to the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders — with great success. I spoke to Lin Rising, AAUW of Connecticut College/University Relations officer, about her branch’s NCCWSL scholarship initiative. Rising shared some of her takeaways with me, including how other branches can implement similar grant programs for students in their area. Read more »

Two women standing outside

Empower Student Leaders in Your State: Here’s How

As the AAUW community continues to grow on campuses all over the country, members should consider forming student advisory councils in their states. Similar in structure to the National Student Advisory Council, state advisory councils have a greater focus on local AAUW activity. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 25, 2013
Marian Firke

9 Fearless Feminists on Campus

We are excited to introduce you the members of the 2013–14 AAUW Student Advisory Council, and only one word can summarize them all: fearless. These college women have faced adversity, traveled the world to volunteer, provided their voices to the United Nations, witnessed history, empowered immigrant women, questioned their universities’ sexual violence policies, and shattered stereotypes. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   October 24, 2013
A young woman stands in an empty hallway and looks at the camera.

Study Finds College Women Doubt Their Leadership Potential

We all know that taking on leadership positions is an important part of a college experience. But what if I told you that women’s sense of their leadership potential falls during the college years, while men’s rises? Read more »