Reports and research

Get the Facts: Implicit Bias and the AAUW Implicit Association Test on Gender and Leadership

Biases, and the stereotypes on which they are based, are a powerful obstacle for women seeking leadership positions. Researchers have found that stereotypes about leadership are decidedly masculine. Although people are less likely to have explicit biases today than in the past, implicit or unconscious bias remains powerful. Read more »

Download The Simple Truth about the Gender Pay Gap Report (Spring 2018)

The pay gap is real. This commonsense guide updated regularly with current statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau provides the latest evidence about the gender pay gap in the United States as well as ideas for what we can do about it. Read more »

Be the First to Know the Findings in Our Corporate Guide to Solving the Equation

Sign up to receive our guide to corporate best practices and recommendations for promoting gender diversity in the engineering and computing fields, coming February 2016. Read more »

Executive Summary: Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing

This executive summary makes it easy to share some of the key findings and recommendations of the report and spark action in your community. Read more »

Download the Quick Facts from Solving the Equation

This colorful, accessible fact sheet makes it easy to share some of the key themes of the Solving the Equation: The Variables for Women’s Success in Engineering and Computing report and spark discussion in your community. Read more »

Fact Sheet: For Women and Girls, the Common Core Is a Step Toward Greater Equity

AAUW and the Center for American Progress have released a new fact sheet that explores the positive effect the Common Core State Standards can have on gender equity in education. […] Read more »

Memorandum from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP: “Disaffiliation or Dissolution”

This document pertains to Article X, Section 5 of AAUW’s bylaws. The memorandum addresses what happens to the assets of a branch or a state AAUW affiliate if it is […] Read more »

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Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success

Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success (2013) explores an underappreciated part of our higher education system. The report looks at the role of community colleges in women’s education, including challenges women face in completing a certificate or degree, or in transferring to a four-year institution. Read more »

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Women in Community Colleges Executive Summary

Currently, more than 4 million women attend the nation’s two-year public colleges to pursue higher education and prepare for the workforce. This executive summary of the Women in Community Colleges: Access to Success report briefly discusses policies and practices to help women succeed in community colleges. Read more »

Graduating to a Pay Gap Executive Summary and Recommendations

Graduating to a Pay Gap: The Earnings of Women and Men One Year after College Graduation Executive Summary and Recommendations is an abbreviated version of the full report, released in October, 2012. Read more »