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Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
2018-19 AAUW Career Development Grantee Carolyn Moore

The Not-So-Simple Truth about the Latest Pay Gap Data

On September 14, 2021, the U.S. Census Bureau and Bureau of Labor Statistics released data indicating that, in 2020, women were paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to a man. While the numbers show that the gender pay gap closed slightly, this data point is highly misleading.

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Introducing Money Smart

Boost Your Financial Literacy

When it comes to economic security, many women face significant challenges. A racial wealth gap and a wider-than-average gender wage gap make it difficult for many to get on firm financial footing. AAUW’s new series of free virtual workshops, which start September 23, will help you navigate your personal finances and discover the best ways to budget, save and plan for the future.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage Month—which extends from September 15 to October 15—pays tribute to generations of Hispanic Americans who have enriched our society. We’re proud of the accomplishments of these AAUW Fellows and Grantees and all our Hispanic and Latina members, supporters and funding recipients.

2016-17 Selected Professions Fellow and thermal engineer, NASA

2017-18 Career Development Grantee and manager of Research and Innovation at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

2019-20 American Fellow and associate professor of American Studies, Brown University

2018-19 Selected Professions Fellow and attorney, U.S. Government Accountability Office

2011-12 American Fellow and associate professor of plant biology, University of Oklahoma

2009-10 American Fellow and associate professor of Latino/a literature, University of Notre Dame

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Two-Minute Activist

Prioritize Paid Leave

The percentage of women in the labor force is the lowest it has been in 32 years, and many women cannot return to the workforce without paid leave and reliable and affordable child care. As Congress works through its final budget, tell our lawmakers that these must be top priorities.

AAUW 2019-20 Selected Professions Fellow Kimberly Jung
Funding Women

Apply for a Fellowship or Grant

Follow in the footsteps of award-winning authors, scientists, scholars and trailblazers by applying for educational funding through AAUW. Deadlines run from November to December 2021. Opportunities are available for those pursuing academic work or leading community projects. See if there is an AAUW fellowship or grant that matches your goals!

Equal Pay for Black Women

“Black women’s earning power has clearly been hurt by the pandemic, and that will certainly contribute to a widened pay gap.”

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!