Allyson Carpenter introduces Michelle Obama at a White House event honoring the women of the Civil Rights movement.

2 Young Elected Officials Share 4 Leadership Lessons

Allyson Carpenter and Molly Rockett are millennials who are making a difference thanks in part to Elect Her, a nationally popular collaboration between AAUW and Running Start. Proven leaders already, these women have inspiration and advice for college women following in their footsteps. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   November 20, 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
Suffragette Poster

Fight’s Not Over! The Vote Was Just the Beginning

You know what they say about well-behaved women. Here at AAUW, we help make history by empowering women and girls. Women might have won the right to vote, but the fight for gender equality is far from over. For more than 130 years, we’ve helped improve the lives of millions of women and their families across a wide range of issues. Read more »

Mindy Kaling in character as Mindy Lahiri wearing a bright outfit and a yellow construction hat

A Feminist’s Guide to Halloween

What’s a feminist to do with Halloween? We can avoid dressing up altogether and stay at home eating mini Kit Kats and watching It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Or we can take costumes into our own hands. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   1 Comments   |   October 19, 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 »

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States Innovate to Help Voters Register

In honor of National Voter Registration Day, we’re highlighting some states that are passing laws to make it easier for their citizens vote. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   September 22, 2015
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 »

Photo credit: Claus Tom Christensen

No Passport Required: A Look at Where Women Have It Best

Where’s the best place in the world to be a woman? We took a close look at the top 10 highest-ranked countries in the World Economic Forum’s recent list. Read more »

Patty sits at her desk and makes a phone call.

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2014

On Election Day, AAUW’s and friends’ voices were heard loud and clear on ballot initiatives on issues including the minimum wage, paid sick days, and equal rights. Here’s the rundown on how our issues fared in state elections. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 06, 2014