AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881
Our Proud Heritage
For nearly 140 years, AAUW has been helping women pursue higher education, tracing back to a time when few women had that opportunity. Our funding recipients include some of the most influential voices of the past two centuries.
The Compensation Gap at America's Elite Colleges and Universities
A new study examines gender, race and ethnicity among the most highly compensated employees at each of the nation’s 130 major research institutions. Women of color are vastly underrepresented in the uppermost ranks, and women in general account for only 24% of top earners.
It's Time to Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
AAUW and our supporters have worked for 24 years to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, and this is the year we will succeed. As this critical bill heads for the House and the Senate, we need to mobilize quickly to ensure we get it across the finish line.
“No one will be safe until everyone is safe, and no country is going to be safe until all countries are safe from this pandemic. So I think this is the time to act together―act as a community, not alone.”
AAUW Fellows and Grantees Making—and Chronicling—Black History
We’re proud of these trailblazers during Black History Month and every month.
NCCWSL 2021: An All-New Virtual Experience for Young Leaders
AAUW invites hundreds of college women from around the country for two days of virtual leadership training, inspiration and networking at our National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL).
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!
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