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2015-16 AAUW American Fellow Anastasia Bailey
2020's Historic Election

The Voters Have Spoken

Despite the challenges of a global pandemic, Americans cast their ballots in record numbers and elected Joe Biden and Kamala Harris to lead our nation forward. We celebrate that Vice President-elect Harris has shattered so many barriers, becoming the first woman, Black American, Indian and South Asian American to assume the second highest office in the land.

The Simple Truth

Women of Color Face a Wider, More Stubborn Pay Gap

The wage gap for Latinas and Black women is not only wider than the gender wage gap for white women, but is also projected to take more than eight times longer to close completely, according to a new report by the American Association of University Women.

Picture of a Latina smiling in an outdoor setting.
October 29 Is Latina Equal Pay Day

Learn about Latinas and the Pay Gap

Because of the gender pay gap, Latinas were compensated just 55% of what non-Hispanic white men were paid in 2019. That means it takes Latina workers almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work to be paid what the average annual earnings of a white man.

COVID-19 Is a Nightmare for Working Moms

“The challenges families face blending work and home life have been simmering beneath the surface for decades. Now the pandemic is shining a bright spotlight, underscoring the systemic barriers working families face. The net result? The economic progress women have made in recent decades is frighteningly at risk.”

Nancy Grace Roman with a model of the Orbiting Solar Observatory in 1962.
A Bright Light in Astronomy

Nancy Grace Roman: The Life and Legacy of a NASA Star

Known as the “mother of the Hubble,” Nancy Grace Roman was the first chief of astronomy at NASA and the first woman to hold an executive position there. After she died in 2018, she left AAUW a generous bequest to engage future generations of women and girls in science, technology, engineering and math.

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2017-18 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Harpreet Sandhawalia
2017-18 AAUW Selected Professions Fellow Harpreet Sandhawalia
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Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars and trailblazers. Application deadlines run from November to December 2020.

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