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Ida B. Wells

7 Women of Color Who Fought for Gender Equality

August 26 is Women’s Equality Day. The date commemorates a historic step for women’s equality: the passage of the 19th Amendment, which secured women’s right to vote, on August 26, 1920. But didn’t further the equality of all women. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   August 23, 2019
Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019
A young woman stands with a CEO wearing a business suit

Celebrate Yourself and Learn to Say No: Niken Carpenter’s Advice to Immigrant Women

When 2014–15 AAUW Career Development Grantee Niken Astari Carpenter first moved to the United States, she didn’t know many people — but when she met members of the AAUW Erie (PA) Branch, she found lifelong friends, mentors, and a connection to a community. Read more »

Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 23, 2018
The 2017–18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council

You’re Going to Be Hearing about These Fearless Campus Leaders

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   November 02, 2017
Tererai Trent, Ph.D., 2017 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee

Five Books by Women Authors You Need in Your Life

The best authors dedicate their lives to writing the novels, biographies, and think pieces that expand our understanding of humanity, inspire new beliefs, and help us make sense of the world. Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2017
2016-2017 AAUW National Student Advisory Committee members pose in their school colors during their fall retreat in Washington, DC.

Campus Leaders Share 5 Lessons on Confidence, Activism, and Allyship

In October 2016, 10 campus leaders began a leadership journey as member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council. As their responsibilities come to a close, they reflect on their top five takeaways from their experience. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 14, 2017
Five members of the University of the District of Columbia's AAUW Campus Action Project team stand with their leadership project poster for #HEARMELEAD.

Hear These Students Lead: Promoting Women’s Leadership through Spoken Word

On April 28, 2017, 25 student leaders performed spoken word poetry for a crowd of supporters at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC). Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   June 29, 2017
Younger Women’s Task Force Greater Lafayette (IN) Chapter members at a Stand with Standing Rock demonstration

Three Musts for Intersectional Feminism

I’m sure I’m not the only one who has seen a surge of, or rather a recommitment to, feminism. The fear of losing the progress that women have made regarding reproductive rights, antidiscrimination laws, and fair pay has been weighing on me, but demonstrations like the 2017 Women’s Marches give me hope. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   May 31, 2017
Mother Multitasking

How to Build Solidarity with Student Moms

Four simple steps that can make your AAUW student organization more inclusive and welcoming to student mothers. Read more »

Resource   |   May 05, 2017