Renee Davidson

Renee Davidson

Renee is the former Digital Communications Manager for AAUW. She developed and executed AAUW’s social media strategies and helped manage AAUW’s award-winning blog. Renee was nominated for the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award for her successes in leading online advocacy campaigns around gender equity and sexual violence prevention. Her writing has been published by Mic, Salon, Ms., Bitch, and more. She’s been interviewed on gender equity issues and online activism by the Washington Post, NPR, FOX 5, CQ Roll Call, and National Journal, among others. She’s passionate about feminism, owl motifs, and veggie cheesesteaks.
 

Work by Renee Davidson

Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
AAUW student organization members at Texas A&M University wear Rosie the Riveter outfits.

These AAUW Opportunities Can Make Your School Year Even Better

Whether you’re a student or campus professional, there’s an opportunity for you to make this school year great, any time of the year. Read more »

A grandmother, mother, sister, and daughter pose together for a photo.

Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2015
The Republican presidential candidates at the first primary debate.

This Was the Biggest Problem with the GOP Debate

The first presidential primary debate made it clear that the political leadership gender gap is everybody’s loss. Absent from the discussion were issues like equal pay, child care, sexual assault, and minimum wage. Read more »

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AAUW’s 2015–16 Fellows and Grantees Will Change the World

Our 2015-16 fellowships and grants program awarded a total of 3.7 million in funding for individual women and community projects serving women and girls. Read more »

Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   July 06, 2015
An employer shakes hands with a man while a woman sits next to him.

In STEM Fields, Many Employers Hire “John” over “Jennifer”

From being called “trouble” in the professional lab environment to being told that they need a man’s sign-off to make their research legitimate, women scientists and engineers face horrendous workplace bias. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   6 Comments   |   June 11, 2015
At the AAUW national office, we wrote Lilly Ledbetter a birthday card on Equal Pay Day.

8 Awesome Ways We Pushed for Equal Pay

Rallies, capitol visits, tweets, and even candy bars — we found a whole lot of ways to talk about Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 24, 2015

Not Cool! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

Location is everything. The old adage also applies to the gender pay gap. According to our research, where you live has everything to do with the pay gap in your community. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   1 Comments   |   April 14, 2015