Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

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Never Too Late: Nell Painter on Starting a New Career in Her Sixties

After retiring from Princeton University following a celebrated teaching and scholarship career in history, AAUW Coretta Scott King Fellow Nell Irvin Painter did something no one saw coming: she began a second career as an artist. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 17, 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about the Gender Pay Gap

Lower pay is the reality for working women in the United States, regardless of the contributing factors. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   September 12, 2017
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Playbook on Best Practices for Gender Equity in Tech

Want to diversify your STEM workforce? Redirect the conversation about the status of women in technology with AAUW’s Best Practices Playbook: Gender Equity in Tech. Read more »

Research   |   Career and Workplace   |   August 23, 2017
Start Smart Salary negotiation workshop at NCCWSL 2015

4 Tips to Negotiating for the Salary and Benefits You’re Worth

Ready to get paid what you’re worth? Follow these steps to successfully negotiate your salary and benefits package. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   July 19, 2017
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Mayor Bowser, AAUW, and YWTF-DC Aim to Train 15,000 Women to Negotiate Their Salaries in Nation’s Capital

On April 4, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, the Mayor’s Office on Women’s Policy and Initiatives (MOWPI), AAUW), and the Younger Women’s Task Force–DC Chapter launched the AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program in the District. Read more »

Article   |   Career and Workplace   |   April 04, 2017
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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   March 30, 2017
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Webinar: What We Still Need to Know about Women in Computing and Engineering

On March 31 AAUW will release A Research Agenda on Gender in Computing and Engineering, the conclusion of a multiyear, National Science Foundation-funded AAUW research project headlined by AAUW’s 2015 research report Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing. Read more »

Event   |   Career and Workplace   |   March 31, 2017

How to Build a Strong Mentor/Mentee Relationship

Mentorship can make a significant difference in one’s career, particularly for women in underrepresented fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   February 03, 2017
AAUW Tech Trek attendee in Santa Barbara. Photo by Jay Farbman for AAUW.

The Future Guardians of the Web

Cyber security affects nearly every aspect of our increasingly digital lives. The field, in which women are underrepresented. faces a severe labor shortage. That’s where AAUW comes in. Read more »

Blog   |   Career and Workplace   |   November 17, 2016