Three AAUW staff members surrounded by papers around and a cup of coffee meet in a conference room to discuss organizational issues.

Modernizing AAUW

The goal of modernizing AAUW so it can thrive in the 21st century is central to our new strategic plan. To that end, we making some operational changes to the ways we are working at our D.C. headquarters. Read more »

Article   |   December 20, 2018
Women holding protest signs on Capitol Hill, including "Women's voices for women's choices" and "Be bold for change."

Washington Watch

Take a look back at AAUW’s 2018 policy achievements as we anticipate our advocacy needs for the new year. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 20, 2018
AAUW Career Development Grantee and fire caption, Carolyn Moore, stands in her gear. Moore is the only African-American woman commissioned officer serving in the the St. Louis Fire Department.

AAUW Fellowships and Grants: Advancing Inclusion and Equity

AAUW fellows and grantees are leading by example in their respective fields–including advancing key areas of AAUW’s strategic plan focusing on the intersection of racism and sexism, exerting female leadership in traditionally male roles, and researching the pay gap. Below are examples of three recipients’ ongoing work. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   December 19, 2018
Three white elderly women pose for photo. All are members, donors and leaders in AAUW California.

Liz Bathgate Gives Her All to AAUW

In the nearly 50 years Liz Bathgate has served as an AAUW member and donor, she has been a giver in every sense of the word. Read more »

Article   |   Community   |   December 19, 2018
Pennsylvania Governor Wolfe shaking hand of an AAUW member in front of podium.

AAUW Members Lobby to Advance State Pay Equity Laws

AAUW leaders felt a personal sense of victory when Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a law banning employers from inquiring about a job candidate’s salary history. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   December 19, 2018
Night sky with fireworks in the shape of the number 2019.

10 New Year’s Resolutions to Support AAUW’s New Strategic Plan

In 2019, AAUW will prioritize one of the most pressing issues of the day: improving the economic security of all women, no matter their location, age, ethnicity or background. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Women attendees at an in-person Work Smart workshop in Washington, D.C. participate in a salary negotiation role-playing exercise.

Work Smart Aims to Train 10 Million in Salary Negotiation by 2022

With the recent launch of Work Smart Online, the salary negotiation program is poised to accelerate toward its ambitious goal of training 10 million women by 2022. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Video screenshot of AAUW Board Chair Julia Brown and CEO Kimberly Churches discussing the increase to AAUW membership dues in 2018.

A Year of Progress and Possibilities

This will be remembered as a consequential year for women, and AAUW is proud to be leading an organization committed to achieving gender equity at this pivotal moment in history. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Protect and Strengthen Title IX

U.S. Department of Education Moves to Roll Back Title IX Protections for Sexual Misconduct

Federal education officials have taken steps that could make it more difficult for students to report incidents of sexual harassment and violence — and easier for schools to ignore them when they do. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 16, 2018
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.

The Attack on Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education is working to systematically dismantle Title IX protections. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   November 15, 2018