Chart showing women's weekly earnings by race and education

What Does Race Have to Do with a Woman’s Salary? A Lot.

Race/ethnicity has always created a dividing line in the United States, and it’s no different with the pay gap. Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   10 Comments   |   April 26, 2013

Strategies for Salary Negotiation: A Webinar Hosted by WEPAN

April 9 was Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date when women’s wages catch up to what men were paid the year before. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   April 24, 2013
Man and Woman Sit Next to each Other With a Pile of Money in Front of Them, Woman Looking Jealous at Man's Pile

Equal Pay Webinar Co-hosted by the U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau and AAUW

While much progress has been made, working women still earn less, on average, than their male counterparts for performing similar work. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   April 17, 2013
Portrait of a two business executives

The Importance of Race When Discussing the Wage Gap

Each year, AAUW’s The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap addresses this question, and, of course, the answer is that the pay gap affects all women; but it doesn’t […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 09, 2013

An Equal Pay Day (Un)happy Hour

  Time: 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: American Association of University Women, 1111 16th St NW , Washington, DC 20036 Cost: FREE Event Description: On Tuesday, April 9, AAUW will […] Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   April 9, 2013
Woman working on a Control Board

Three Reasons the Wage Gap Hurts Women in STEM

An AAUW analysis of 2011 U.S. Census Bureau data shows that in many science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs — as in most other fields — women continue to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   14 Comments   |   April 05, 2013
AAUW Salary Calculator: What is your college major worth?

What’s Your College Major Worth?

Your college major and your occupation make a big difference in how much you are paid. Just in time for Equal Pay Day, we are launching the AAUW Salary Calculator. […] Read more »

AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

50 Years after the Equal Pay Act, Parity Eludes Us

When President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act 55 years ago, women were paid 59 cents for every dollar men were paid. Although we have made significant strides since 1963, true parity continues to elude us. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 18, 2013

Four Reasons to Thank the Women of the Bread and Roses Strike

Today is the 101st anniversary of a pivotal moment in labor and female workers’ rights. Not a day you have marked on your calendars? It should be. The Lawrence Strike […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   March 13, 2013

The Simple Truth about The Simple Truth

  For a century, AAUW has advocated for legislation and policies that encourage and enforce fair pay in the workplace, such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963, the Lilly […] Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   February 18, 2013