2012–13 AAUW American Fellow Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D.

These Women Are Tackling the Gender Pay Gap

“The pay gap persists even after adjusting for education, choice of major, hours of work, industry, and occupation of employment.” — 2012–13 AAUW American Fellow and research analyst Sanjukta Chaudhuri, Ph.D. Read more »

AAUW staff stand behind former President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act at 55: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Tired of waiting for equality in your pay envelope? Let’s give the Equal Pay Act something it really needs on its 55th birthday: an update. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 23, 2018

AAUW Report: Women Still Make 80 Cents on the Dollar

To mark Equal Pay Day (April 10), the symbolic day when women’s earnings catch up to men’s from the previous year, the American Association of University Women (AAUW) is highlighting its bi-annual The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap report, which finds women who work full time in the United States are paid just 80 percent of what men are paid, on average. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 09, 2018
"Equal Pay For All" Instagram shareable

Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 21, 2018
Anita Hill, J.D., testifying before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on October 14, 1991. Getty Images.

How We as AAUW Can Fight Sexual Harassment

The year 2017 saw a dizzying number of powerful men in Hollywood, journalism, politics, medicine, and more accused of sexual misconduct. In the wake of the ongoing cultural reckoning with sexual harassment, where can AAUW exert an impact? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 15, 2018

Student Debt Showdown: AAUW’s 2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness, the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, kicks off this week, and while we’re excited to see who comes out on top in the games, we also want to see how these schools stack up for women students! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2018
Asian women are paid only 87 percent of what white men are paid.

Take Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day

Time: All day Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW and @AAUWPolicy, and use hashtags #AAPIEqualPay and #NotYourModelMinority. Cost: Free Event description Thursday, February 22, marks Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day, the symbolic date when Asian American women’s earnings […] Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   February 22, 2018

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 Security   |   January 24, 2018