A woman behind a podium speaks, with leaders from AAUW and the Boston mayor’s office standing behind her.

Closing in on the Pay Gap

Boston could be the first city to close the gender pay gap. At least that’s Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal, and it might just be possible, thanks to AAUW. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   December 09, 2015
An image of astronauts on Mars with text about equal pay

Humans Will Probably Walk on Mars Before Women Get Equal Pay

Here are just some of the things we might have before women achieve equal pay: flying cars, long walks on Mars, teleportation, hoverboards, household robots. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   November 23, 2015
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Help @AAUW #TrickorTweet for a Strong Women’s Economic Agenda this Halloween

Women deal with the real-life terrors of gender inequity 365 days a year, not just on October 31‎. Tweet at members of Congress and 2016 presidential candidates asking where they stand on the issues in our women’s economic agenda. Our #TrickorTweet Twitterstorm will take place from 1 to 2 p.m. ET each day between October 29 and 31. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Justice   |   October 29–31, 2015

Even Superstars Aren’t Safe from the Gender Pay Gap: An Open Letter to Jennifer Lawrence

The gender pay gap hurts women from all walks of life, to the tune of more than $500,000 average over the course of a career. You may be the highest-paid actress in Hollywood, but even you aren’t immune. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
Hispanic women and Latinas are paid 54 cents for every dollar paid to white men in the United States.

How Would You Like to Work the Same Hours for Half the Pay? That’s the Gender Pay Gap for Latinas

Thanks to the gender pay gap, Latinas are paid 54 percent of what non-Hispanic white men are paid. That means it takes Latinas almost an entire extra year of full-time, year-round work in order to be paid what the average white man took home by December 31. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   6 Comments   |   October 08, 2015
Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander women are paid 59 cents for every dollar paid to white men. American Indian and Alaska Native women are paid just 57 cents compared to white men's dollar.

Native Women Have to Work 9 Extra Months to Make the Same Salary as White Men Made Last Year

September 8 marks Native American women’s equal pay day, the day that the wages of American Indian and Alaska Native women catch up to the money white men earned last year. (It took about nine months, if you’re counting.) Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015
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Can You Pass Our Social Security Quiz?

Few people realize the crucial role that the program plays for women. Test your knowledge! Guess whether each statement is true or false, and then learn the facts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   August 12, 2015
Black Women's Equal Pay Day. Black woman with words "I Am Worth More." Black women are typically paid 63 cents for every dollar white men are paid.

The Pay Gap Is Even Worse for Black Women, and That’s Everyone’s Problem

Would you like to work seven extra months for free just to earn the same paycheck as your male co-workers? We didn’t think so. Unfortunately, if you’re a black woman in the United States, that’s a likely reality. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   24 Comments   |   July 21, 2015

Here’s What the $10 Bill Should Look Like

There’s one major milestone in gender equity that still evades today’s women — one that is all too relevant to our nation’s currency: equal pay. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   3 Comments   |   July 06, 2015
Brazilian soccer superstar Marta Vieira kicks a soccer ball on a field

The Unequal Fortunes of Professional Women Soccer Players

Even the highest-paid women on the U.S. national team are paid millions — yes, millions — less than some of their male counterparts. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Justice   |   2 Comments   |   June 23, 2015