College student standing with AAUW sign around her head.

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
Woman holding a sign with #INeedFeminismBecause

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
A woman frowning with her hands on her hips

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
Jiyu Zhou

Your New #SquadGoals: 10 Fierce Feminists

These multilingual, multifaceted ladies are our future physicians, policy makers, community organizers, and leaders in business — in other words, the feminist #SquadGoals you’ve been dreaming of. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   2 Comments   |   October 12, 2015
Four women have served on the U.S. Supreme Court. From left: Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, Sonia Sotomayor (the first Latina Supreme Court justice), Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Elena Kagan. Image via Wikimedia Commons

¿Qué Pasa, USA? The State of the Latina Address

Latinas make up less than 2 percent of members of Congress — but over the last decade, the number of Latinas in political office has started to grow rapidly. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
AAUW student organization members at Texas A&M University wear Rosie the Riveter outfits.

These AAUW Opportunities Can Make Your School Year Even Better

Whether you’re a student or campus professional, there’s an opportunity for you to make this school year great, any time of the year. Read more »

AAUW SAC member and Elect Her alumna Dana Smith presented one of the NCCWSL 2015 Women of Distinction.

5 Things I Learned from Losing an Election

Last year, I ran for student government president at Purdue University. I lost the election. However, I learned that there are other (more important) ways to define success. Read more »

The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »