AAUW : Empowering Women Since 1881

Equity Now

Together, we can achieve a vision of equal opportunity for all
Photo of 2017-18 AAUW Career Development Grantee Cortney Cleveland
2017-18 AAUW Career Development Grantee Cortney Cleveland
A Native American woman in a hoodie and black top. Photo courtesy of Obi Onyeador for Unsplash.
October 1 is Native Women's Equal Pay Day

Learn about Native Women and the Pay Gap

American Indian and Alaska Native women earn only 60 cents for every dollar paid to a white, non-Hispanic men.

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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The Gender Pay Gap

New Stats, Same Old Story

Another year, another frustrating statistic for American women and their families: The wage gap between men and women once again has barely budged. As unfathomable as it seems, numbers don’t lie: Women are still compensated just 82 cents for every dollar paid to men. Black women earn only 63 cents and Latinas 55 cents compared to what white men make.

Faces of AAUW

AAUW refuses to accept a future of unequal pay.

At the end of the day diversity is not only the right thing to do, it’s good for a company’s bottom line. Without action to close the pay gap, unequal pay will be a stark reality for women and families for the indeterminate future. That’s a scenario AAUW refuses to accept.

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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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!