40 Years of Activism for Women: The 1977 National Women’s Conference in Houston, Texas 20November

AAUW members are the National Women's Conference in 1977
Blog   |   Community   |   November 20, 2017

This month marks the 40th anniversary of the National Women’s Conference (NWC) held in Houston, Texas, in November 1977. Read more »

Take Two Minutes to Double Your Impact and Celebrate AAUW’s Birthday 09November

Four African American attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student leaders smile and leap in front of an AAUW bug banner.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   4 Comments   |   November 09, 2017

This year, #GivingTuesday is special. It falls on AAUW’s anniversary — Tuesday, November 28 — when we will celebrate 136 years of helping to level the playing field for women and girls. Read more »

You’re Going to Be Hearing about These Fearless Campus Leaders 02November

The 2017–18 AAUW National Student Advisory Council
Blog   |   Campus   |   November 02, 2017

Every year AAUW selects 10 college student leaders committed to gender equity to serve on the national Student Advisory Council (SAC). This year’s SAC members are LGBT rights leaders, engineers, student government presidents, first-generation college students, and more. Read more »

Five Books by Women Authors You Need in Your Life 27October

Tererai Trent, Ph.D., 2017 AAUW Alumnae Recognition Awardee
Blog   |   Community   |   October 27, 2017

The best authors dedicate their lives to writing the novels, biographies, and think pieces that expand our understanding of humanity, inspire new beliefs, and help us make sense of the world. Read more »

States Notch Multiple Equal Pay Victories in 2017 13October

AAUW staff and interns rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC for equal pay on Equal Pay Day (2017).
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   October 13, 2017

Voters are fed up with the persistent gender pay gap, and many state legislators are listening. In 2017 a whopping 42 states, plus Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., offered legislative solutions to the gender pay gap. While not all of these bills passed, this growing activity shows that red, blue, and purple states realize that the pay gap is real and that something needs to be done about it. Read more »

Student Debt through the Gender Lens 01September

Black ball and chain with the words "Student Loans" painted on them.
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   September 01, 2017

The promise of higher education has meant that women now make up the majority of college students. But that advancement has come along with crushing student debt that disproportionately affects women. Read more »

Full Equity in Higher Education Remains Elusive 04August

A woman student wearing a graduation gown and cap with the words "Nevertheless, she persisted"
Blog   |   Community   |   August 04, 2017

It’s been a long time since women had to sit behind screens in the college classroom in order not to “disrupt” their male classmates, but we still haven’t reached full equity in higher education. Read more »

The Path to a Pay Gap Starts Early for Black Women and Girls 24July

Equal Pay Day, Pass Paycheck Fairness Act
Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   July 24, 2017

When it comes to the gender pay gap some women are penalized even more than others. AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap reveals that black women make only 63 percent of what non-Hispanic white men make. Read more »

4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth 19July

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 19, 2017

Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more »

AAUW Remembers Betty Dukes, An Everyday Hero 14July

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   July 14, 2017

A former Walmart employee, an ordained minister, and a gender equity titan, Betty Dukes was an everyday hero. Read more »