Liz Brown AAUW Woman of Distinction Patti Solis Doyle at the University of Maryland.

Putting Big Words into Big Actions: An SAC Member’s Reflection

Recently, we caught up with former Student Advisory Council (SAC) member Liz Brown. Liz served on the SAC from 2010–11 while studying political science at the University of Wyoming. She is now completing a double master’s degree at Penn State with hopes of continuing her advocacy work. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   July 20, 2013
Three women stand together smiling

AAUW Takes STEM Work to the Hill

If you’re familiar with our research, educational funding, or programs like Tech Trek and Tech Savvy, you have probably noticed that we are continually finding new avenues to educate girls and encourage them to get involved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   July 19, 2013
Supreme Court of the United States, 2010

Our Thoughts on What’s Happening at the Supreme Court

We’ve compiled a list of major decisions from this Supreme Court term and analyzed their impact on AAUW’s public policy priorities. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 08, 2013
AAUW staff stand behind former President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

3 Big AAUW Moments on the Equal Pay Act’s 50th Anniversary

We also made a splash around the Equal Pay Act anniversary at the White House, at our national convention, and online. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   July 01, 2013

AAUW, CGI, and Building the Future of STEM

Last week, AAUW Vice President of Fellowships, Grants, and Global Programs Gloria Blackwell attended the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual two-day meeting in Chicago — CGI America. We chatted with Blackwell about AAUW’s role at the meeting, new ideas in promoting STEM education, and finding inspiration in daunting challenges. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 26, 2013
Girls at a Tech Trek camp work on computers.

How Tech Trek Is Fixing the STEM Education Crisis

STEM education has been causing a lot of debate lately. Heated discussions arise about how to prepare U.S. students for the future with strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills, and how to give them the chance to succeed in a demanding workforce. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   June 14, 2013
Rep. Joyce Beatty of Ohio speaks at podium with Nancy Pelosi and Lisa Maatz

AAUW, Coalition Paint the Hill Red for the Pay Gap

On June 6, AAUW and the Paycheck Fairness Coalition painted Capitol Hill red. Seventy-five advocates from 12 organizations gathered in support of the Paycheck Fairness Act in recognition of the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, signed into law 50 years ago. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 10, 2013
A panel sits on stage in front of a backdrop of The Invisible War cover.

3 Programs to Change Your Community and Inspire Your Branch

There are a host of free programming resources available to help your branch engage both members and the local community. Here are three of our favorite program resources. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   June 07, 2013
Rachel Simmons speaking into a microphone

Résumés and Success, on Your Own Terms

Rachel Simmons has some résumé advice for college women leaders: Stop worrying about it. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   June 04, 2013

AAUW to Deliver “Code Red” Message to Congress for Equal Pay Act 50th Anniversary

AAUW’s volunteer lobby corps will lead a group of fair pay advocates and children through the halls of Congress at 9:30 a.m., June 6, to ask members to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 84/H.R. 377). Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   June 03, 2013