Amy Becker

Amy Becker

Political Media Manager

Amy Becker is the political media manager in AAUW’s policy shop. She comes to AAUW with an eclectic media background ranging from political radio to gubernatorial campaigns to progressive advocacy. She is a self-described “farm-girl feminist” and anglophile whose obsessions include drag queens, horror movies, hot dogs, and 90s feminist punk rock.
 

Work by Amy Becker

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   May 21, 2018

AAUW Report: Women Still Make 80 Cents on the Dollar

To mark Equal Pay Day (April 10), the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s from the previous year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is highlighting its bi-annual The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report, which finds women who work full time in the United States are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, on average. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 09, 2018

Advocates Convey Support for Civil Rights and School Safety to Secretary DeVos

During a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the School Safety and Climate Summit, civil rights advocates expressed their frustration about the absence of diverse communities in the conversation, their continued objection to anti-civil rights actions by the department, and their continued support for vital guidance on nondiscrimination in school discipline. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   April 04, 2018

American Association of University Women Announces Senior Leadership Team to Advance Equity

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) today announced the appointment of a restructured senior management team as AAUW moves forward with a robust strategic planning process to better advance equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   March 13, 2018

2018 Campus Action Project Grant Recipients Announced

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) announced the recipients of its 2018 Campus Action Project grants. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   February 06, 2018

Massachusetts to Offer State-Wide Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women

The Office of Economic Empowerment in the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts announced a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and its Work Smart program to sponsor 150 salary negotiation workshops in 2018, determined to train more than 5,000 women in the Commonwealth. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   January 24, 2018

Analysis Reveals Gender and Racial Pay Gaps for 25 Major U.S. Cities

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) released an analysis of the gender pay gap in 25 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 13, 2017

San Francisco to Offer City-Wide Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women

San Francisco Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women announced a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to sponsor monthly AAUW Work Smart and Start Smart salary negotiation workshops, aiming to train 20,000 women by 2020. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 11, 2017

U.S. Cities Reveal a Wide Range of Gender and Racial Pay Gaps

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 11, 2017

AAUW Announces 2017–18 Awardees

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced awards of $3.7 million to its 2017–18 class of fellows and grantees. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   November 16, 2017