First Stop with the Cyclones

A new study by the Girl Scout Research Institute highlights exciting shifts in how girls view themselves as leaders. The majority of girls (59 percent) said that the recent election […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   January 29, 2009

Eleanor Roosevelt and Human Rights

I was a fan of FDR long before I ever knew that his wife, Eleanor, had an influential role unlike most presidential wives before her and that after his death […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   December 08, 2008

What Women Want

This was the message handwritten in bright red lipstick across the cover of last week’s Newsweek magazine. I had just treated myself to a new book to read during my […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   September 23, 2008

College Students — This Is for You

When I was in college, I didn’t look for leadership opportunities beyond what was offered on my campus, but I wish I had, especially when I joined AAUW’s staff and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   August 28, 2008

Not Anti-Male

During the opening session of the recent National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, attendees were asked to stand up if they agreed with different statements. This exercise brings out […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   14 Comments   |   June 17, 2008

18 Million Scratches

Having just spent several days being inspired by the entire 2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL), it certainly was hard to watch what potentially could have been […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   3 Comments   |   June 09, 2008

America’s Next Top …

What hundreds of students heard from the Women of Distinction award recipients at the 2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) was how privileged the speakers felt to […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 06, 2008

Racing for a Cure

A little over five years ago, I whispered to my godmother that she was going to be a great-godmother again. Other than my husband, she was the only one who […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   4 Comments   |   June 05, 2008

The Chance of a Lifetime

This week, 500 students from 44 states will descend on Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., to attend the 2008 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders, presented by AAUW and […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   1 Comments   |   June 03, 2008

Politics & Religion

While browsing headlines during my morning commute, I read that today in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain was crowned queen. It’s interesting to remember that many monarchies over the […] Read more »

Blog   |   Leadership   |   June 02, 2008