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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

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 »

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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
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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
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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 »

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This Student Leader Is Channeling Frustration with Gender Inequality into Positive Action

This summer, we caught up with former members of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council, the exclusive group of college women who advise AAUW on student issues and help plan the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   September 20, 2013
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Girls Explore Science through Rockets and Marine Biology at Washington Tech Trek

Fifty girls from western Washington set off for Pacific Lutheran University to attend AAUW of Washington’s first Tech Trek camp this summer. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   September 16, 2013
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Words of Wisdom for the Class of 2017

Looking back on high school and college, many of us probably wish we had done things a little differently. For this year’s incoming college freshmen, many lessons lie ahead, but they don’t have to be learned the hard way. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   September 09, 2013
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Girls in Florida Learn Physics and Biotechnology with AAUW Grant

The Tech Trek program — ideally located in Orlando, Florida, where high-tech industrial companies are one of the area’s major industries — empowers and encourages girls to think about themselves as future scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   August 29, 2013
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Graduating to a Pay Gap? Not on Their Watch

Teams of professors and students at Ithaca College, Towson University, and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts have put their 2012–13 AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grants to good use. Inspired by AAUW’s Graduating to a Pay Gap research report, each team created a campus-wide campaign to educate their community about the gender wage gap. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   August 09, 2013