The Gender Pay Gap in 25 Major Cities

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 02, 2019

Most Americans Believe Gender Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

A new poll from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) shows that most Americans believe systematic barriers are to blame for the gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 01, 2019

On Equal Pay Day, New Poll Finds Majority of Americans Believe Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

Contact: Mary C. Hickey hickeym@aauw.org 202.785.7748   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  WASHINGTON — The majority of Americans — almost 60 percent — think the gender pay gap is due to biases […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 29, 2019

New AAUW Poll Shows Big Majorities of Americans Fault Structural Biases for the Pay Gap

National polling consistently demonstrates that Americans view the gender pay gap as a problem. Now, a new American Association of University Women (AAUW) survey[1] shows Americans have a clear understanding […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 28, 2019

AAUW Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

By passing this the Paycheck Fairness Act, the House of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to the economic security of American women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 27, 2019

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
AAUW members' ideas on leadership

Anatomy of a Strong Leader

We asked AAUW’s members and supporters to share their perspectives on social media and via email about what makes a good leader. They came up with a pretty awesome job description. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
scales of justice

A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

3 Questions for Black History Scholar Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips’ black history courses in college rarely touched on the role of women in the black freedom movement. That made her want to dig deeper. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 21, 2019