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Broken Ladders: Barriers to Women’s Representation in Nonprofit Leadership

Women are underrepresented in leadership positions across all sectors of the economy and American society. We take a closer look at the broken ladders to advancement that women face even in sectors where they make up the majority of workers: at nonprofit organizations, in postsecondary education, and at philanthropic foundations. Read more »

Research   |   Leadership   |   June 07, 2018
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Celebrate Yourself and Learn to Say No: Niken Carpenter’s Advice to Immigrant Women

When 2014–15 AAUW Career Development Grantee Niken Astari Carpenter first moved to the United States, she didn’t know many people — but when she met members of the AAUW Erie (PA) Branch, she found lifelong friends, mentors, and a connection to a community. Read more »

From left: AAUW UN Youth Representatives Jordan Davis and Veronica McKinny from Lehigh University at the conference

AAUW’s UN Youth Representative Brings Global Student Voices Together about Clean Water

At a time when teenagers are revolutionizing social media activism, organizing school walkouts, and mobilizing nationwide marches for their right to a safe education, one thing is universally clear: Youth voices are essential to solving the world’s problems. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   May 03, 2018
2016-2017 AAUW National Student Advisory Committee members pose in their school colors during their fall retreat in Washington, DC.

Campus Leaders Share 5 Lessons on Confidence, Activism, and Allyship

In October 2016, 10 campus leaders began a leadership journey as member of the AAUW National Student Advisory Council. As their responsibilities come to a close, they reflect on their top five takeaways from their experience. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   July 14, 2017
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AAUW Unveils Dynamic Speaker Lineup for Women’s Student Leadership Conference

Melissa Harris-Perry, Ph.D., a writer, professor, and political commentator, will deliver the keynote address at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) on Friday, June 2. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   April 18, 2017
A group of young women stand around an AAUW banner.

Recruitment Webinar: Attracting Members in Their Twenties and Thirties

AAUW has something to offer women in your community, but how do you find them, and how do you get them to join? Attend our webinar April 25 to explore how to recruit women in their twenties and thirties to join your branch. Read more »

Event   |   Leadership   |   April 25, 2017
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5 Ways to #StandUptoSexism

Most people agree that gender discrimination is unacceptable. Yet it still persists and assumes many forms, from the seemingly harmless workplace comments to the denial of equal pay for equal work. Here are a few ways you can #StandUptoSexism. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   February 10, 2017
2015–16 National Student Advisory Council Member Na-Yeon Park holds up a sign with AAUW on it.

I’m a Korean American Woman in Politics, and Biases Won’t Stop Me

The stereotype of Korean people — especially women — being “shy and quiet” has followed me ever since I was a child and, as I grew up, led others to ignore my leadership potential. Instead of being asked to lead, I was the person asked for help with math problems. Read more »

Women in Media

Leadership Lessons from Equity’s Women of Wall Street

In 2015, only 5 percent of the companies in the Standard and Poor’s 500 index had female CEOs. We see this inequity reflected on the big screen also. Trading Places, […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 12, 2016
Girl advocates at the 2014 International Day of the Girl

Girls Aren’t the Leaders of Tomorrow: We’re Leaders of Today

We girls have immense potential, and we refuse to be considered leaders of tomorrow. We are leaders of today and demand to be treated as such. Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 24, 2016