Growing up, Curry Oglesby always knew she would go to college. Her brother was the first on her father’s side to finish college, and she was expected to do the same. “What wasn’t covered in those expectations was how I was supposed to pay for it.”

She Went to Her Dream School, but Student Debt Turned It into a Nightmare

Growing up, Curry Oglesby always knew she would go to college. Her brother was the first on her father’s side to finish college, and she was expected to do the same. “What wasn’t covered in those expectations was how I was supposed to pay for it.” Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   May 24, 2017
Fear of student loan debt made Valerie sacrifice her dreams

Fear of Student Debt Made Me Sacrifice My Dreams: One Cop’s Story

Valerie knew she wanted to go to college to achieve her academic dreams, but the threat of student loan debt was just too great. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   May 19, 2017
The main quad, also called "The Yard," is Howard University’s symbolic heart and center of campus life.

Making Sacrifices for Student Debt: One Lawyer’s Story

There are a wealth of myths surrounding student debt loans and their repayment. For example, many students who pursue law degrees do so with the belief that the careers they […] Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   May 17, 2017
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American Association of University Women Marks Equal Pay Day with Action

AAUW is recognizing Equal Pay Day by focusing on political, business, and personal actions that could be taken to close the pervasive gender pay gap that negatively impacts women, families, and the American economy. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 04, 2017
Commission on the Status of Women 61 banner outside United Nations headquarters in New York City.

Women Demand Global Economic Parity, Not Status Quo

When women are economically empowered they have the potential to change their own economic status as well as that of the communities and countries in which they live. At the CSW, women made it known that we are using our expertise and raising our voices to take action to achieve gender equality. The world can’t wait another 170 years. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 30, 2017
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AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Trainings Now Available Across the U.S.

The AAUW Work Smart salary negotiation program that helps women hammer away at the gender wage gap will have greater reach this Equal Pay Day, due in large part to frustration with the status quo. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 30, 2017
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La Pura Verdad sobre la Brecha Salarial por Género (Primavera 2017)

Probablemente ya había escuchado que a los hombres se les paga más que a las mujeres durante el transcurso de sus vidas. Pero ¿qué implica eso? La Pura Verdad sobre la Brecha Salarial por Género explica la brecha salarial en los Estados Unidos; cómo afecta las mujeres de todas las edades, razas, y de todos los niveles educativos; y qué puede hacer para cerrarla. Read more »

Iowa State guard Jadda Buckley drives on Baylor University's Niya Johnson during a January 23, 2016, basketball. Photo by Max Goldberg for the Iowa State Daily.

Here’s Who Would Win March Madness Based on Schools’ Gender Pay Gaps

March Madness, the annual NCAA basketball tournament, kicks off this week. But to us, the real madness is that women and people of color still don’t have equal pay in 2017! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 14, 2017
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas

Debido a la brecha salarial de género, a las mujeres latinas se les pagan solo el 54 por ciento del sueldo que reciben los hombres blancos no hispanos. Eso significa que las latinas tendrían que trabajar casi un año adicional a tiempo completo para obtener el sueldo que ganarían los hombres blancos este año terminando el 31 de diciembre. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   October 31, 2016
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

¿Cómo le gustaría trabajar las mismas horas por la mitad de su sueldo? Esa es la brecha salarial que enfrentan las latinas

Debido a la brecha salarial de género, a las mujeres latinas se les pagan solo el 54 por ciento del sueldo que reciben los hombres blancos no hispanos. Eso significa que las latinas tendrían que trabajar casi un año adicional a tiempo completo para obtener el sueldo que ganarían los hombres blancos este año terminando el 31 de diciembre. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   October 31, 2016