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

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 Security   |   September 19, 2018
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AAUW, Women’s Foundation and Mayor James Announce Initiative to Help Close the Gender Pay Gap with Salary and Benefits Negotiation Training

AAUW Work Smart Kansas City is the first phase of an effort to empower 1 million women to successfully negotiate salary and benefits Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   August 20, 2018
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AAUW Announces 2018–19 Fellowship Awardees

AAUW has awarded $3.9 million to its 2018–19 class of 250 fellows and grantees. These recipients represent diverse backgrounds, locations, and areas of study but all aim to promote equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 02, 2018

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   |   Education & Training   |   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 Security   |   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 & Training   |   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 Security   |   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 Security   |   December 13, 2017