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
Melissa Harris-Perry on the front cover of Outlook Magazine smiling.

New “Outlook” Showcases Intergenerational Leaders

The Spring/Summer issue of Outlook magazine is on its way to your mailbox! Members can log in and read Outlook now to find out what you can learn from Eleanor […] Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   March 20, 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

  By Beth Pearsall Freelance Writer San Diego, California Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, which requires employers to give women and men equal […] 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   |   March 15, 2013
Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper with the UNIVAC computer

Honoring Women in STEM History

AAUW is proud to say that two of the amazing women who are being honored by the National Women’s History Project this Women’s History Month are AAUW Achievement Award winners: Rear Adm. Grace Murray Hopper, who was a prolific computer scientist, and Katharine Burr Blodgett, who was a physicist and inventor. Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 12, 2013

Sequestration’s Here. Now What?

As of last Friday, March 1, we’ve entered the age of “sequestration,” or across-the-board cuts to domestic and defense spending. (For more information about how we got here, check out our Budget 101 blog series.) If the sequester continues unabated between now and September 30, $85 billion will be cut in federal spending. The numbers shake out like this. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 07, 2013
Linda D. Hallman, AAUW Executive Director

Linda Hallman to Speak at STEMconnector Town Hall

AAUW recently announced its sponsorship of STEMconnector, an organization that builds bridges between companies, nonprofit groups, and policy makers focused on building diversity in STEM. This relationship brings AAUW into […] Read more »

Article   |   Education   |   March 05, 2013
AAUW members met with members of Congress during Lobby Day at the 2011 AAUW National Convention.

How to Be an AAUW Advocacy Rock Star

Familiarize yourself with tried-and-true techniques, explore new ways to make your events a success, or train new members and leaders who want to get involved in advocacy. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   March 01, 2013