Claudia Richards

Claudia Richards

Deputy Director, Member Experience

Claudia is a Jane-of-all-trades at AAUW, having worked in the development office for 13 years, in branch meetings for two years, and in advancement and partnerships, where she currently resides. Claudia has visited 31 of the 48 contiguous states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Work by Claudia Richards

Open Thread: Women’s History 365

For the past several weeks we have shared stories of women who have and are still breaking through barriers in their chosen professions. As Women’s History Month comes to a […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   2 Comments   |   March 31, 2009

Angela Bassett, an Artist Breaking through Barriers

When I volunteered to write about artists for women’s history month, I thought it would be easy. It turned out to be a huge learning experience, and it was harder […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   March 11, 2009

Madam C.J. Walker: “I got my start by giving myself a start.”

  In recognition of Black History Month and Women’s history month, AAUW is profiling women who fought to break through barriers, women we should never forget. This week we feature […] Read more »

Blog   |   Community   |   18 Comments   |   February 26, 2009

Ida B. Wells: Nothing Stopped Her from Exposing the Truth

In recognition of Black History Month, AAUW is profiling women we should never forget who fought to break through barriers. This week we feature Ida Bell Wells (July 16, 1862 […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   7 Comments   |   February 13, 2009

Sarah Palin and I Agree — on Economic Security!

OK, so we all know the economy is in terrible shape. Gas prices are falling, retirement accounts are shrinking, grocery prices are on the rise, and where I live orange […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   October 30, 2008

Who Really Reads Anyway?

This week’s New Yorker magazine cover has a “satirical image” of Michelle and Barack Obama. The image is entertaining to some because it embodies ignorant assumptions about the Obamas. The […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   2 Comments   |   July 15, 2008

Expect Great!

Now in its 12th season, the WNBA has made many advances for women in sports, but there is still work to do. When the league was formed, players’ health insurance […] Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   2 Comments   |   June 20, 2008

Hey, Mom and Dad, Look at Me!

Many parents remember hearing these words and being delighted to see what their child had done. Many of us have been captured on film as toddlers covered in food or […] Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   April 30, 2008

Race & Gender: Still an Issue

As CNN reminds us, the 2004 presidential election exit polls indicated that 62% of white men voted for George Bush and 67% of nonwhite men voted for John Kerry. Although […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 29, 2008

Vote and Honor Black History!

The election headlines are amazing: “Who’s Black and Female and How Do They Vote?” “In Politics, Gender and Race Vie for Top Billing” “Gender or Race: Black Women Voters Face […] Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   1 Comments   |   February 21, 2008