Christina Folz

Christina Folz

Senior Writer

 

Work by Christina Folz

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Women Hurt Most by Student Loan Crisis

When women get their diplomas this spring, they’ll be graduating to staggering student loan debt. As of early 2019, women hold almost two-thirds ($929 billion) of the country’s $1.46-trillion student debt, according to a new analysis by AAUW. Read more »

Perks Beyond Pay

Flexibility and loan assistance are among the benefits many women believe are worth negotiating. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 17, 2019

4 Questions for Clean-Energy Expert Olamide Opadokun

Olamide Opadokun, a 2018-19 AAUW International Fellow, talks about her research into clean-energy technology. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 16, 2019

8 Surprising Facts about the Gender Pay Gap

Most people grasp the fundamentals of the gender pay gap: Women working full-time earn roughly 80 percent of men’s salaries. But beyond the basics are some fascinating facts you may not have heard before. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 02, 2019

Most Americans Believe Gender Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

A new poll from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) shows that most Americans believe systematic barriers are to blame for the gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 01, 2019

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
AAUW members' ideas on leadership

Anatomy of a Strong Leader

We asked AAUW’s members and supporters to share their perspectives on social media and via email about what makes a good leader. They came up with a pretty awesome job description. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019

3 Questions for Black History Scholar Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips’ black history courses in college rarely touched on the role of women in the black freedom movement. That made her want to dig deeper. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 21, 2019
American Flag over US Capitol

Spotlight on Women in Elected Office

The year has barely begun, and women are already shattering records and making history. When the new Congress convened in January, nearly a quarter of its voting membership was comprised of women — the highest percentage ever. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   January 23, 2019