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Women Hurt Most by Student Loan Crisis

When women get their diplomas this spring, they’ll be graduating to staggering student loan debt. As of early 2019, women hold almost two-thirds ($929 billion) of the country’s $1.46-trillion student debt, according to a new analysis by AAUW. Read more »

Michigan Governer Gretchen Whitman (Brunette on dark red dress) with her hands raised in celebration behind a podium.

AAUW Finds Governors’ Annual Speeches Celebrate Women but Still Fail to Adequately Acknowledge Disparities

  What’s more, governors paid tribute to the success of women in the the 2018 elections: Six governors celebrated significant “firsts” in their state, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) who […] Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   April 29, 2019

Perks Beyond Pay

Flexibility and loan assistance are among the benefits many women believe are worth negotiating. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 17, 2019

4 Questions for Clean-Energy Expert Olamide Opadokun

Olamide Opadokun, a 2018-19 AAUW International Fellow, talks about her research into clean-energy technology. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 16, 2019
Pictures of six 2019-2020 fellows in action including in radio, in the field, in medicine, in a lab, and in the Marines.

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees! AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year! This […] Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 15, 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