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

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
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AAUW Announces Latest Student Leadership Cohort

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has announced its 2017–18 National Student Advisory Council (SAC) members. The program gives college students the unique opportunity to advise the national organization on leading issues taking place on their campuses while providing them with valuable leadership skills. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   November 03, 2017
At the current rate of change, the gender pay gap won't close until 2119.

Gender Pay Gap Remains at 20 Cents

Women working full time on average still make 80 cents compared to every dollar men make. At the current rate of progress in closing the gap, women will not receive pay equity until the year 2119. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   September 12, 2017
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AAUW to Participate in Department of Education Meeting on Title IX

AAWU will continue to demand that Title IX be strengthened and full enforced. Read more »

Candice’s parents were working-class people who did not attend college, nor did they have a lot of money to send Candice and her sister to college. Her loan burden is now about $120,000.

Unemployment Quintupled My Student Loan Debt: One Pell Grantee’s Story

Candice’s parents were working-class people who did not attend college, nor did they have a lot of money to send Candice and her sister to college. Her loan burden is now about $120,000. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 02, 2017