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Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
2011-12 AAUW American Fellow Kendra Gayle Bowman
2011-12 American Fellow Kendra Gayle Bowman

2021 By the Numbers


Everyone Deserves Paid Parental Leave, Not Just Those at the Top

If we want to ensure a full recovery from the devastation of the pandemic, we need to enact a federal paid parental leave policy now. Most importantly, it needs to be inclusive and equitable, ensuring that it meets the needs of all workers, not just a fortunate few.

Gloria L. Blackwell
Happy Anniversary AAUW

140 Years of Striding toward Equity

Learn about our organization’s storied history, dynamic present and bright future.

Fight the Attacks on Reproductive Justice

The Mississippi abortion case reviewed by the Supreme Court in December is a direct threat to our rights. Congress must act to protect our rights in every state: Pass the Women’s Health Protection Act NOW!

Take ActionWhere We Stand

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General of the World Trade Organization
2021 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee

World-Class Leadership

AAUW could not be more proud to name Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its distinguished 2021 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee. The award honors a past recipient of an AAUW fellowship or grant who has attained outstanding success and distinction in their chosen profession. Dr. Okonjo-Iweala is the first woman and first African to serve as Director-General of the World Trade Organization and one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2021.

Equal Pay Every Day: An Employer Roundtable Series

Let's Talk about Fair Pay

Pay inequality thrives on silence—among legislators, leaders and even the employees most directly affected by it, who often have good reason for caution. That’s why AAUW, a leader in the fight for fair pay, recently convened webinars to create safe opportunities for all of us to start talking. The three-part series, titled “Equal Pay Every Day,” was designed to get employees, managers and senior leaders engaged in productive, solutions-focused conversations about pay equity.



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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!