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3 Steps to Overcoming Negotiation Bias

Negotiating a fair starting salary is crucial because it helps determine future raises and bonuses. But gender bias and stereotypes create treacherous backlash for women at work. So how do you make sure you get paid what you’re worth? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   August 04, 2014
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AAUW Applauds Decision in Sun v. University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth

Plaintiff Lulu Sun, who received case support from the AAUW Legal Advocacy Fund, was awarded significant damages, including $200,000 for emotional distress. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   July 29, 2014
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Creating Role Models for Women in Nepal

AAUW Fellow Rabita Rajkarnikar works to empower Nepalese women with the skills they need to decrease societal and economic dependence on men. Read more »

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Equal Pay Victory at the White House!

AAUW’s Lisa Maatz was at the White House to watch in person as President Barack Obama signed two executive orders that will help address the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   April 08, 2014
Median annual earnings by race, ethnicity and gender (2015)

How Does Race Affect the Gender Wage Gap?

Race and ethnicity have always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the gender pay gap. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   114 Comments   |   April 03, 2014
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AAUW Targets Members of Congress for Equal Pay Day Action

AAUW will mark Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, April 8, with a nationwide effort asking members of Congress to stand up for equality by co-sponsoring and passing the Paycheck Fairness Act. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 31, 2014
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Hey! Why Are Women Paid Less than Men Are in My State?

You may have noticed that the gender pay gap varies — in some cases dramatically — from state to state. But do you know why? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   11 Comments   |   March 26, 2014

Budget 101: You Are What You Fund

It’s that time again. Budget season! Washington is moving into budget mode and beginning discussions on the federal budget for fiscal year 2015. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2014

AAUW Research Reveals New Dimensions to the Gender Pay Gap in Advance of Equal Pay Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lisa Goodnight 202.785.7738   April 8 is the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid in 2013 WASHINGTON – The latest analysis […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2014
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3 Women-Led Projects Making Major Social Impact

For 365 days of the year, AAUW’s International Project Grantees are advancing women’s equality by addressing issues in their communities head-on. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 05, 2014