Samaura Stone poses with AAUW members at the AAUW WINGS conference.

WINGS to Fly: Supporting Women’s Education

As a child, I was captivated by birds. To me, they symbolized freedom, hope, and independence. I wished I too could fly and dreamed about all of the places I […] Read more »

Sequester Hits Pocketbooks and Hits Home

Last week, President Obama presented his FY14 budget proposal, which would end sequestration through increased revenues and spending cuts. In March, the Senate adopted an FY14 budget resolution that would […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 16, 2013
Casandra Rauser

Selecting the Next Generation of Innovators

Our new class of AAUW fellowships and grants recipients may very well deliver award-winning authors, inventors, or Nobel Prize winners, and we look forward to supporting their careers. But we […] Read more »

Photograph of Judge Dorothy Kenyon in 1939

Tax Day and Women’s Economic Independence

It’s tax season … Have you filed your tax returns yet? For most Americans, April 15 brings either a feeling of dread or a sigh of relief, depending on your […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   April 14, 2013
Gloria Blackwell standing at a podium at CGI U.

CGI U 2013: Global Change through a Gender Lens

From April 5 to 7, AAUW staff, member leaders, and affiliated students attended the 6th annual Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) in St. Louis, Missouri. More than 1,200 students […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 12, 2013

The Newseum, the Hill, and More: NCCWSL Pre-Conference Tours!

As a college senior, I’ve attended my share of leadership conferences where I gained skills that have already made a huge impact on my professional life. AAUW also understands the […] Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   April 11, 2013
Portrait of a two business executives

The Importance of Race When Discussing the Wage Gap

Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   April 09, 2013
AAUW of Colorado members lobbied at their capitol last month.

Success Stories from Some AAUW Lobby Stars

As we in the advocacy-minded world all know, battles around issues like pay equity, bullying and harassment in schools, and paid sick days come at us in all kinds of realms […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 08, 2013
Artist Saadia Yasmin (left) poses next to one of her paintings.

Help Women Stand Up for Themselves

When asked how young women today could help other women, Niemat Ahmadi, director of Global Partnerships at United to End Genocide and president and founder of the Darfur Women Action […] Read more »

Lydia Villa-Komaroff

Hooray for Women in STEM! Meet Lydia Villa-Komaroff, 2013 Woman of Distinction

Whether or not you are a woman in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), you will be wowed by Lydia Villa-Komaroff! Although I am not a “STEMer,” I am amazed […] Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 04, 2013