Asian women in the U.S. are typically paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Overcoming the “Model Minority” Myth: AAPI Women Are Not Paid Equally

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Equal Pay Day is the day commemorating that as a whole, AAPI women are paid only 85 cents for every dollar that white, non-Hispanic men are paid. This dismal statistic has enduring effects. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   March 15, 2016

Mark the Day for Equal Pay at AAUW’s DC Block Party!

Join us on Tuesday, April 12, as we mark Equal Pay Day with D.C.’s best block party, outside AAUW’s national office. Read more »

Event   |   Economic Security   |   April 12, 2016
Women protesting holding sign saying, "No more student loans. Affordable higher education for all classes."

Pay Gap Especially Harmful for Black and Hispanic Women Struggling with Student Debt

The gap in student loan repayment is even larger for black and Hispanic women with college degrees; they paid off less than 10 percent of their debt in the same time period despite working full time. This is not surprising since the gender pay gap is even larger for black and Hispanic women, even among college graduates. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   3 Comments   |   February 08, 2016

AAUW Statement on Obama’s Proposed Rule on Equal Pay

Seven years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law his first piece of legislation as president, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. At today’s event celebrating the anniversary, the president directed the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor, to publish a proposal to annually collect summary pay data by gender, race, and ethnicity from businesses with 100 or more employees. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   January 29, 2016
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 Security   |   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 Security   |   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 Security   |   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 Security   |   1 Comments   |   October 16, 2015
Latinas in the U.S. are typically paid 53 cents for every dollar paid to white men. Source: U.S. Census Bureau

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 Security   |   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

Native American women’s equal pay day marks 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 Security   |   3 Comments   |   September 03, 2015