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 Justice   |   January 24, 2018

Analysis Reveals Gender and Racial Pay Gaps for 25 Major U.S. Cities

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) released an analysis of the gender pay gap in 25 of the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 13, 2017

San Francisco to Offer City-Wide Salary Negotiation Workshops for Women

San Francisco Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women announced a new partnership with the American Association of University Women (AAUW) to sponsor monthly AAUW Work Smart and Start Smart salary negotiation workshops, aiming to train 20,000 women by 2020. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 11, 2017

U.S. Cities Reveal a Wide Range of Gender and Racial Pay Gaps

No matter how you break down the gender pay gap numbers — by state, age, education, race, or occupation — the gap is substantial. And cities are not immune to this pervasive problem, as our new analysis shows. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   December 11, 2017
Black ball and chain with the words "Student Loans" painted on them.

Student Debt through the Gender Lens

The promise of higher education has meant that women now make up the majority of college students. But that advancement has come along with crushing student debt that disproportionately affects women. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   September 01, 2017
Equal Pay Day, Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

The Path to a Pay Gap Starts Early for Black Women and Girls

When it comes to the gender pay gap some women are penalized even more than others. AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap reveals that black women make only 63 percent of what non-Hispanic white men make. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   July 24, 2017
Most women of color are even deeper in debt (infographic)

Think Black Women Deserve More than 63 Cents to the Dollar? Join the #BlackWomensEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

Would you like to work almost 20 months just to get paid the same paycheck your coworkers get paid in a year? That’s the case for black women in the United States, who are paid 63 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   July 31, 2017
Candice’s parents were working-class people who did not attend college, nor did they have a lot of money to send Candice and her sister to college. Her loan burden is now about $120,000.

Unemployment Quintupled My Student Loan Debt: One Pell Grantee’s Story

Candice’s parents were working-class people who did not attend college, nor did they have a lot of money to send Candice and her sister to college. Her loan burden is now about $120,000. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   June 02, 2017

7 Women’s Stories of Student Debt

AAUW’s 2017 research report Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans found that when it comes to student loans, women bear a disproportionate burden of student debt. Read about seven women who made the decision to invest in their futures by pursuing college degrees, but at what price. Read more »

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New Report: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.3-Trillion Student Debt

A new American Association of University Women (AAUW) report, Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans, estimates that women hold almost two-thirds ($833 billion) of the country’s $1.3-trillion student debt while men hold $477 billion. The research shows that those with the scarcest resources bear the brunt of student debt in the United States. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Justice   |   May 24, 2017