AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   May 21, 2018

AAUW Report: Women Still Make 80 Cents on the Dollar

To mark Equal Pay Day (April 10), the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s from the previous year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is highlighting its bi-annual The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report, which finds women who work full time in the United States are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, on average. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 09, 2018

Advocates Convey Support for Civil Rights and School Safety to Secretary DeVos

During a roundtable discussion with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the School Safety and Climate Summit, civil rights advocates expressed their frustration about the absence of diverse communities in the conversation, their continued objection to anti-civil rights actions by the department, and their continued support for vital guidance on nondiscrimination in school discipline. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 04, 2018

This year…Let’s Give Every Tech Trek Girl a Quality Backpack

Quality backpacks and school supplies help to build self-esteem, spark learning, and improve classroom behavior.  In turn, studies show that attendance, test scores, and graduation rates go up.  Last summer, […] Read more »

Article   |   March 30, 2018
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Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 21, 2018

American Association of University Women Announces Senior Leadership Team to Advance Equity

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) today announced the appointment of a restructured senior management team as AAUW moves forward with a robust strategic planning process to better advance equity for women and girls. Read more »

Article   |   March 13, 2018
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Trump Administration Rejects Transgender Complaints under Title IX

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued the following statement in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s announcement concerning transgender student bathroom complaints. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   February 12, 2018

2018 Campus Action Project Grant Recipients Announced

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) announced the recipients of its 2018 Campus Action Project grants. Read more »

Article   |   Campus   |   February 06, 2018

Massachusetts to Offer State-Wide Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women

The Office of Economic Empowerment in the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General of Massachusetts announced a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and its Work Smart program to sponsor 150 salary negotiation workshops in 2018, determined to train more than 5,000 women in the Commonwealth. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   January 24, 2018