A woman at the 2018 Women’s March in Phoenix, Arizona, wear an American flag over her back and shoulders. Photo taken from behind the woman.

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Analysis: What the 2018 Midterm Results Mean for Women

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 13, 2018

The midterm elections ushered in changes at all levels of government, but the dominant story of this election is the power of women. Read more »

State and Local Action in 2018 Shows the Path toward Pay Equity 13November

Credit: Governor Phil Murphy signs into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in Trenton on April 24, 2018. OIT/Governor’s Office.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 13, 2018

Cities, states, and employers are increasingly realizing the value of equal pay and enacted policies in 2018, making it clear that they won’t wait any longer for change. Read more »

Everything You Need to Know for Election Day 24October

Questions about voting? Get the facts. 866.OUR.VOTE.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 24, 2018

You’ve been preparing for months to ensure that women’s voices are heard on Tuesday, November 6. Now it’s time to make sure every vote is counted. Read more »

Black Women and the Pay Gap 01August

Black women in the U.S. are typically paid 61 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Blog   |   Economic Security   |   August 01, 2018

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Read more »

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia 01August

Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

Never Too Late: Nell Painter on Starting a New Career in Her Sixties 17July

Cover of the book Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 17, 2018

After retiring from Princeton University following a celebrated teaching and scholarship career in history, AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellow Nell Irvin Painter did something no one saw coming: she began a second career as an artist. Read more »

A Lifelong Connection to AAUW 05July

black and white photo of four women at the 1955 AAUW national convention

Bani Singh Mahadeva, a 1954–55 AAUW International Fellow, began her relationship with AAUW in 1954. Today, 64 years later, Mahadeva is a Champion and a Legacy Circle member. Read more »

These Women Are Tackling the Gender Pay Gap 18June

2012–13 AAUW American Fellow Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

“The pay gap persists even after adjusting for education, choice of major, hours of work, industry, and occupation of employment.” — 2012–13 AAUW American Fellow and research analyst Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D. Read more »

The Equal Pay Act at 55: Looking Back and Looking Forward 07June

AAUW staff stand behind former President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act
Blog   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018

Tired of waiting for equality in your pay envelope? Let’s give the Equal Pay Act something it really needs on its 55th birthday: an update. Read more »

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education 17May

Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school, Washington, D.C., 1942 (Library of Congress)
Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 17, 2018

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »