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Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
Tamanika Ferguson (American Fellowship 2021-2022). tferguson@allegheny.edu Visiting Assistant Professor of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies at Allegheny College
Tamanika Ferguson, AAUW 2021-2022 American Fellow
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NCCWSL 2024 Registration is Open

AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).

Join AAUW on May 30 – June 1, 2024 in DC metro area for this year’s NCCWSL. Early bird registration ends April 14!

Gloria L. Blackwell speaking at Meridian’s breakfast celebration to kick-off the Week of Women & Girls in Science. Photo by Jess Latos.
Women Make History Every Day

AAUW CEO Gloria L. Blackwell Named "Outstanding Woman"

AAUW is thrilled to see CEO Gloria L. Blackwell recognized as one of Diverse Issues in Higher Education’s 40 Outstanding Women. This honor celebrates her exceptional leadership and commitment to advancing equity and education for women and girls. Ms. Blackwell joins an impressive group of professionals who are making a difference in our communities, and we are proud to have her leadership.

Webinar Spotlight: Pivotal Moments in AAUW History

Dive into our past recordings and keep an eye out for future events that celebrate, educate on, and inspire progress in gender equity.

AAUW's History and Evolution

Watch this insightful webinar on AAUW’s history. Here, we highlight pivotal points in AAUW’s story that turned us into the organization we are today. Our featured speaker is Jessica Miller, AAUW Archivist, as she discusses both larger organizational changes and individual trailblazers who shaped our current structure.

Arab American Heritage Month

AAUW is proud to celebrate Arab American Heritage Month this April. This month, we are highlighting our alumnae of Arab heritage as well as those working to bring awareness and promote gender equity for women and girls within the Arab American community.

Mona Tajali is an associate professor of international relations and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Agnes College.

Dr. Gabriella Nassif is an American and Lebanese feminist and political economy expert.

Dr. Dena Al-Adeeb is an Iraqi born feminist scholar-activist, and artist-cultural worker.

Dr. Ghadeer Dawwas, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Dr. Sanaz Chamanara is the ESG Lead at the United Nations University Institute.

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Research & Data

Deeper in Debt: Women & Student Loans

Student debt is making it nearly impossible for many women to afford their basic living expenses after graduating from college, but AAUW is dedicated to getting the college debt crisis under control. Learn more about how women are disproportionately impacted by student loans — and steps we can take to make college more affordable and accessible for all!

Our Priority Issues

Take Action

Members of AAUW’s Action Network receive urgent email notices and text messages when their advocacy is needed most. With our online Two-Minute Activist tool, it takes just minutes and an internet connection to make your voice heard on issues impacting women and girls!