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
Nanci Alanis

12 Students to Watch Out for at CGI U

Last month, AAUW announced our strategic partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U). AAUW identified 12 students attending CGI U who were making a […] Read more »

Middle School students and their families learn about spectroscopes at the first Middle School Mad Science Night at the Goddard Space Flight Center Visitor Center.

Tech Savvy Is For Adults, Too

For girls in Buffalo, New York, March 16 was an exciting day: The local AAUW branch hosted its eighth annual Tech Savvy conference, a program that exposes girls in sixth–ninth grades to careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 02, 2013
AAUW Salary Calculator: What is your college major worth?

What’s Your College Major Worth?

Your college major and your occupation make a big difference in how much you are paid. Just in time for Equal Pay Day, we are launching the AAUW Salary Calculator. […] Read more »

Eleanor Roosevelt speaking at the 1959 AAUW convention in Kansas City, Missouri

Lessons from Eleanor

More than a half-century after her death, Eleanor Roosevelt continues to inspire women. If you look at a recent high school yearbook, you’ll probably see that at least a handful […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 28, 2013

$4 Hotels and Marie Curie’s Assistant: Just Another Convention in New Orleans

On the morning of April 9, AAUW members got right down to business. Staff members led discussion groups on a variety of issues, including the most widely attended session of the entire convention, Marriage and a Profession. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 26, 2013
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

50 Years after the Equal Pay Act, Parity Eludes Us

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 55 years ago, women were paid 59 cents for every dollar men were paid. Although we have made significant strides since 1963, true parity continues to elude us. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 18, 2013
Marie Curie

When Marie Curie Needed Radium, We Obliged

Did you know that in 1920, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae (the predecessor to AAUW) helped raise money to purchase a gram of radium for Marie Curie? Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   March 15, 2013