What started with 17 like-minded women has grown into a powerful network that has influenced — and at times shaped — the debate over equity in education.

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Women working full time in the United States typically are paid just 79 percent of what white men are paid, a gap of 21 percent — and it’s even worse for women of color. Through AAUW Start Smart and AAUW Work Smart, we are fighting to close the pay gap, one workshop at a time.

Our Work »

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We are all the faces of pay equity; we all have a story about the pay gap. AAUW is lifting up those stories and leading the fight to end the wage gap once and for all.

Our Issues »

Our nonpartisan, nonprofit organization has more than

Our Members »

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Cheers to an inclusive Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act.

Our Work »

awarded in fellowships and grants to support 241 women in their professional and academic careers.

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and Annual Report

Report of AAUW’s activities and finances.

Leadership and Staff

AAUW staff work to break through barriers so that all women have a fair chance.


Career opportunities at our national office and with colleges and universities throughout the United States.