AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
Ronit Ridberg, AAUW 2010-11 Career Development Grant

Register now for NCCWSL 2023!

Registration is now open for our 2023 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL)! We’re back live and in person this year from May 31 – June 3, 2023, at the University of Maryland, College Park with an amazing lineup of inspiring speakers, workshops, panels, and more! Act now to get the early bird rate.

Equal Pay Day: March 14, 2023

Women Deserve Equal Pay

Join us in marking Equal Pay Day 2023 and demanding equal pay for all. The latest data from AAUW’s signature report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, reveals that women were paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men in 2021 for full-time, year-round work. However, when all workers are included, the earnings discrepancy is substantially larger at 77 cents for every dollar earned by men. Let’s come together and urge lawmakers to take immediate action to close the pay gap once and for all.

AAUW Celebrates Women’s History Month

AAUW members, fellows, and award winners have been groundbreakers in virtually every field and occupation, ranging from the first woman to win a Nobel Prize in 1903, to a current Supreme Court Justice. Meet some of the extraordinary women of AAUW, and learn more about our history which started in 1881. And join us as we continue to make progress in the fight for gender equity!

Women of AAUW
Dr. Ashley Farmer headshot
Dr. Ashley Farmer
Free Webinar

Where the Money Resides

Join Dr. Ashley Farmer and CEO Blackwell on March 27th at 3 PM EST as they discuss Dr. Farmer’s recent collaborative project, “Where the Money Resides: Demystifying Academic Job Negotiations,” a conversation about demystifying academic job negotiations. Dr. Farmer will share insights on negotiating job offers, offering valuable advice for graduate students, postdocs, and early career scholars. Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today!

Photo by Gayatri Malhotra for Unsplash

Rallying for Reproductive Rights

AAUW strongly condemns the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. AAUW believes everyone has the right to make decisions about their own reproductive lives without government interference. Abortion access is vital to women’s ability to control their lives, bodies and futures. Without reproductive freedom, there can be no equity.

AAUW Alumna Publication

Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America
Keisha N. Blain, Ph.D.

2016-17 AAUW American Fellow

Award-winning historian and New York Times best-selling author Keisha N. Blain situates Fannie Lou Hamer as a key political thinker alongside leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X and Rosa Parks. She demonstrates how Hamer’s ideas remain salient for a new generation of activists committed to dismantling systems of oppression in the United States and across the globe.

A blend of social commentary, biography and intellectual history, Until I Am Free is a manifesto for anyone committed to social justice. The book challenges us to listen to a working-poor and disabled Black woman activist and intellectual of the civil rights movement as we grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality and social justice.

Watch AAUW CEO Gloria L. Blackwell discuss the book with Dr. Blain in the video below.

Recent Webinar

Gloria L. Blackwell in Conversation with Alumna Dr. Keisha Blain

Until I Am Free has been described as a must-read for anyone committed to social justice. Learn more.

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!

Women Deserve Equal Pay


On Equal Pay Day 2023, we’re drawing attention to the fact that the Gender Pay Gap has barely budged in a generation. The most recent update of AAUW’s signature report, The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap, shows that in 2021 women were paid just 84 cents for every dollar paid to men when comparing full-time, year-round workers. However, when the calculation included all workers, the earnings discrepancy is substantially larger: Women took home only 77 cents for every dollar men did. Join us in urging lawmakers to take immediate action to close the pay gap once and for all!



Coalition Letter to Congress Urging Support and Swift Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act (3/14/23)