To Help End the Pay Gap, Stop Asking New Hires for Salary Histories

Your new employer’s application asks for your salary history. This seems harmless, right? Wrong. This practice perpetuates the wage gap that many women and people of color face. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   October 14, 2016
I am worth more.

Latinas Deserve More than 54 Cents to the Dollar! Join the #LatinaEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

Help AAUW mark #LatinaEqualPay Day by joining our November 1 Twitter storm where we’ll explain the gender pay gap, suggest solutions for it, and — with your help — agitate for change. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   November 1, 2016
The Simple Truth About the Gender Pay Gap research report cover (fall 2018)

The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap

You’ve probably heard that men are paid more than women are paid over their lifetimes. But what does that mean? The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap explains the pay gap in the United States, how it affects women of all ages, races, and education levels, and what you can do to close it. Read more »

Research   |   Economic Security   |   September 15, 2016

Research Indicates Pay Gap Will Not Close for 136 Years

AAUW researchers have determined that it will take more than a century, until 2152, for the pay gap to close. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   September 13, 2016

If You Think Black Women Deserve More than 63 Cents to the Dollar, Join the #BlackWomensEqualPay Day Twitter Storm

  Time: 2–3 p.m. ET Location: On Twitter! Follow @AAUW, @AAUWPolicy, and hashtag #BlackWomensEqualPay Cost: Free Event Description Would you like to work eight extra months just to get paid the same […] Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   August 23, 2016
It typically takes working mothers 5 extra months to be paid what working fathers are paid in just one year.

At Work, Dads Get a Bonus, but Moms Get a Penalty. What Gives?

Each May, families honor the special women in their lives on Mother’s Day. Yet after all the praise we heap on moms, did you know that many face barriers in the workforce? Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   May 06, 2016

How We’re Pushing for Equal Pay

Check out how AAUW members and supporters have taken action to help close the pay gap once and for all. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   April 20, 2016

AAUW Launches Initiative to Close the Pay Gap in the Nation’s Capital

Over the next five years, AAUW Work Smart in D.C. will teach more than 15,000 women how to evaluate, negotiate, and articulate their worth confidently in the job market. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 12, 2016

Breaking News: Men Still Cash In on Pay Gap

Like the news anchor in this video, women would have to work 21 percent longer to make up the difference. That’s why, each year, AAUW recognizes Equal Pay Day. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   April 11, 2016
Sandra Butler knew the gender pay gap was a problem. But she didn’t know just how much this problem had likely already affected her life.

How I Learned to (Successfully) Negotiate My Salary

From learning to negotiate at an AAUW workshop to facilitating workshops herself, Sandra Butler is a salary negotiation success story. A successful negotiation, she says, is “the best feeling in the world — it makes you want to dance in the streets.” Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 07, 2016