A Century of Women’s Rights Work through the Eyes of a Centenarian 19December

Martha Ann Miller joined an AAUW branch in Virginia in 1944
Blog   |   Community   |   December 19, 2016

105-year-old AAUW member Martha Ann Miller saw a woman on the presidential ballot 96 years after she saw women gain the right to vote as a little girl. Read more »

Telling Black Women’s Untold Stories 14December

1984–85 AAUW American Fellow Patricia Bell-Scott, Ph.D.
Blog   |   Community   |   December 14, 2016

Former AAUW American Fellow Patrica Bell-Scott, Ph.D., has dedicated her life to giving a voice to black women’s experiences and creating a space to “expand research by and about us.” Read more »

Women Helping Women Vote 02December

Visitors to the AAUW National Voter Registration Day event at the Newseum in Washington, DC leave notes about why they are voting.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 02, 2016

Regardless of how you feel about the outcome of the 2016 election, we can all celebrate one thing: Americans exercised their right to vote. Read more »

The Election’s Over, and AAUW Needs Your Support More Than Ever 23November

Diverse group of hands by race, ethnicity, and gender. Stand together against bigotry and bias. Donate to AAUW now.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   3 Comments   |   November 23, 2016

The 2016 election may be over, but AAUW’s work is ongoing. While the new administration and 115th Congress have the potential to raise serious challenges to AAUW priority issues, there may also be some strategic opportunities to advance our mission. Read more »

The Future Guardians of the Web 17November

AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.
Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

State Ballot Measures: How Women Fared in 2016 16November

Looking up at the inside of the dome from the ground floor. Photos from a walk through the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 16, 2016

There was more than just candidates on the ballot in several states on Election Day 2016. Ballot measures played an important role in enacting policies that support women and their families thanks in part to the advocacy of AAUW members, who advocated for their passage. Read more »

25 Gifts for Fearless Feminists in 2016 14November

Boss Babes coloring book
Blog   |   Community   |   November 14, 2016

Can’t figure out what to get your favorite feminists this holiday season? Here’s a handy cheat sheet for everyone on your list, from toddlers to second-wavers. Read more »

AAUW Thanks You 14November

AAUW staff say thank you to our members, donors and volunteers
Blog   |   Community   |   November 14, 2016

We’ve dedicated this week to giving thanks to their legacy — and to today’s AAUW members, supporters, and volunteers who continue our founders’ fight and exemplify their sense of community. Read more »

Ensuring a Brighter Future for Women and Girls 11November

Young woman sitting on the bank of a river gazing up at the night sky
Blog   |   Community   |   November 11, 2016

A family tradition of education, American steel, and a chance encounter set the stage for AAUW Carlisle (PA) Branch member Ann Pehle’s work for women and girls. Read more »

The Incomplete Supreme Court and Some Significant Upcoming Cases 08November

Protesters rally at the Supreme Court in October 2016 to demand the Senate Republicans vote to fill the court vacancy.
Blog   |   Advocacy   |   November 08, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has been operating with a vacancy all year long. Unfortunately, that vacancy will continue to hinder the court for the rest of the year — and possibly even longer. Read more »