Beginning in 2016, many states began regulating the use of salary history in the hiring process. This map illustrates states that regulate the practice in some form.

State and Local Salary History Bans

The practice of using salary history in the hiring process can have major repercussions in perpetuating the pay gap women face. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 17, 2019

Negotiating Change: A Q&A with Katie Wynne

A 26-year-old professional talks about how negotiation training helped her get a salary $20,000 higher than the initial offer. Read more »

4 Tips for Finding the Job You Want

Five accomplished AAUW Fellows and Grantees share their advice on how to get your career off to a strong start. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   June 05, 2019
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Spotlight on Women in Elected Office

The year has barely begun, and women are already shattering records and making history. When the new Congress convened in January, nearly a quarter of its voting membership was comprised of women — the highest percentage ever. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2019

Women Hardest Hit By Student Loan Crisis

tudent loan debt is at an all-time high, and American women — most notably women of color — are bearing the brunt of it, according to a new analysis from the American Association of University Women.  Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   May 15, 2019
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Women Hurt Most by Student Loan Crisis

When women get their diplomas this spring, they’ll be graduating to staggering student loan debt. As of early 2019, women hold almost two-thirds ($929 billion) of the country’s $1.46-trillion student debt, according to a new analysis by AAUW. Read more »

Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019

Perks Beyond Pay

Flexibility and loan assistance are among the benefits many women believe are worth negotiating. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 17, 2019

4 Questions for Clean-Energy Expert Olamide Opadokun

Olamide Opadokun, a 2018-19 AAUW International Fellow, talks about her research into clean-energy technology. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 16, 2019
Collage of six diverse 2018-2019 AAUW graduate fellows and award grantees

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees! AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year! This […] Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 15, 2019