AAUW members' ideas on leadership

Anatomy of a Strong Leader

We asked AAUW’s members and supporters to share their perspectives on social media and via email about what makes a good leader. They came up with a pretty awesome job description. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
AAUW 2007-08 International Fellow Esther Ngumbi

4 Questions for Esther Ngumbi: Entomologist Extraordinaire

For Esther Ngumbi, Ph.D., studying insects was never merely an academic interest. As someone who grew up in a farming community in Kenya, she knew firsthand these tiny creatures could wipe out entire crops of corn. Today, as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, she studies sustainable crop growth and environmentally friendly insecticides. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   March 18, 2019
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A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

3 Questions for Black History Scholar Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips’ black history courses in college rarely touched on the role of women in the black freedom movement. That made her want to dig deeper. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 21, 2019
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AAUW Applauds Paycheck Fairness Act Introduction in Congress

Contact: Mary C. Hickey hickeym@aauw.org 202.785.7748 973.819.3608 (cell) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Momentum Building for Equal Pay Laws around the Country WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association of University Women (AAUW) commends […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   January 31, 2019
Equal Pay without Delay

Fact Sheet:
The Paycheck Fairness Act of 2019

Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is a critical step to closing the gender pay gap. The proposed law includes key provisions that would address loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963, ensuring that employers pay women and men equally for equal work. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 24, 2019

3 Questions for Rachael Rollins: Boston’s First Female District Attorney

“I’m very humbled and deeply grateful to the people of Suffolk County who recognized it’s time for a change,” said Rollins, who grew up in Cambridge. That message was delivered […] Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   January 22, 2019
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AAUW Denounces Rescission of School Discipline Guidance

Statement from (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kim Churches about the Administration’s decision to rescind guidance to schools on how to address disparities in school discipline. Read more »

Article   |   December 21, 2018
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap Research Cover (Outlook December 2018)

AAUW’s Top Research Reports of 2018

Groundbreaking research is a well-established hallmark of AAUW’s work. Here’s a 2018 update of our three major reports. Read more »

Article   |   December 20, 2018
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