Women Hardest Hit By Student Loan Crisis

tudent loan debt is at an all-time high, and American women — most notably women of color — are bearing the brunt of it, according to a new analysis from the American Association of University Women.  Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   May 15, 2019
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Women Hurt Most by Student Loan Crisis

When women get their diplomas this spring, they’ll be graduating to staggering student loan debt. As of early 2019, women hold almost two-thirds ($929 billion) of the country’s $1.46-trillion student debt, according to a new analysis by AAUW. Read more »

Perks Beyond Pay

Flexibility and loan assistance are among the benefits many women believe are worth negotiating. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 17, 2019
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Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees!

Congratulations to AAUW’s 2019–20 Fellowships and Grants Awardees! AAUW is excited to announce 259 awards and $4 million in funding for fellows and grantees in the 2019–20 award year! This […] Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   April 15, 2019

8 Surprising Facts about the Gender Pay Gap

Most people grasp the fundamentals of the gender pay gap: Women working full-time earn roughly 80 percent of men’s salaries. But beyond the basics are some fascinating facts you may not have heard before. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 02, 2019

The Gender Pay Gap in 25 Major Cities

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 Security   |   April 02, 2019

Most Americans Believe Gender Pay Gap Is Due to Bias

A new poll from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) shows that most Americans believe systematic barriers are to blame for the gender pay gap. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 01, 2019

New AAUW Poll Shows Big Majorities of Americans Fault Structural Biases for the Pay Gap

National polling consistently demonstrates that Americans view the gender pay gap as a problem. Now, a new American Association of University Women (AAUW) survey[1] shows Americans have a clear understanding […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 28, 2019

AAUW Applauds House Passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act

By passing this the Paycheck Fairness Act, the House of Representatives has demonstrated its commitment to the economic security of American women and their families. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 27, 2019

A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019