Presidents Carter, Clinton, Obama, and George W. Bush, laughing.

Why We Need to Stop Equating Leadership with Masculinity

What’s really going on when we assume that people in powerful positions are men? Why does this happen, and what does it mean about how we perceive women leaders? AAUW’s new research report finds that the reasons why we equate men and masculinity with leadership has little do with facts and a lot to do with stereotypes and assumptions. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2016
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8 Easy Steps to Your Best Résumé and Cover Letter

Everyone has a different opinion about what your résumé and cover letter should look like, but certain strategies can make your application stand out across the board. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 15, 2016
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A Feminist Mother-Daughter Dream Team

Feminism has influenced National Student Advisory Council Member Theresa Johnson in many great ways, but most of all it has helped shape her relationship with her daughter. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 18, 2016
Elect Her alumna Allyson Carpenter tweets about her friend Amanda Bonam, who filled her Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner seat.

Black Women in Politics: From Social Mobilizing to Elected Office

When it comes to civic participation and mobilization, black women are leading the way. But they remain severely underrepresented in electoral politics. Read more »

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4 Reasons Why Student Athletes Are Political Front-Runners

While Title IX prevents sexual discrimination in all areas of education, the law is best known for ensuring gender equity in women’s athletics. The critical law has empowered millions of […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 21, 2016
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Finding Community and Belonging with AAUW

As a transfer student and new mom, Theresa Johnson wasn’t sure how going back to college would be. But the sense of community she found with AAUW has given her new friendships and opportunities that go beyond her dreams. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 12, 2016
A participant in the 2014-15 CAP project at Pacific Lutheran University tears up a piece of paper reading "bossy."

Your Guide to Awkward Family Conversations about Sexism

What do you say when your sister says, “I wouldn’t vote for a woman president. They’re too sensitive!” Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   December 17, 2015
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AAUW Student Activists Are Challenging the Status Quo

These student superstars are taking on big campus issues, from sexual assault to underrepresentation in STEM. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 20, 2015
A group of four young women greet U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and Donya Nasser shakes his hand.

Empowering Global Leaders

At age 22, Donya Nasser has made it all the way to the United Nations. Over the next year she will attend high-level meetings and forums and travel across the country to support gender equality. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   November 09, 2015
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When States Fail at Political Equity, Women Students Step Up

There are still a few states that have never elected a woman to either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate. Elect Her attendees are working on fixing that. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 03, 2015