In the News

Check out AAUW action, experts and research making headlines!

Press inquiries, please contact media@aauw.org

February 2024

The 19th News. Your employer can now match your student loan repayments as 401(k) contributions. Feb 5

December 2023

On the Ground. Episode 12: Gloria L. Blackwell at On The Ground Podcast with Adriane Berg. Dec 8

September 2023

Yahoo Finance.How women bear the brunt of student loan debt crisis. Sept 12

Yahoo Finance. AAUW Analysis of U.S. Census Bureau and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Gender Pay Gap Data Reveals Little Progress. Sept 12

August 2023

Word In Black. How America Is Stealing $1 Million From You. Aug 25

Marketplace. Margot Robbie hit it big with a $50 million ‘Barbie’ payday, but what about other actresses? Aug 19

July 2023

Daily Kos. How student loan debt has fueled the pay gap for Black women.July 30

Matteroffact.tv.Women hold two-thirds of American student debt.July 16

Newstimes18. What Counts as Discrimination on a College Campus? July 12

Buzzfeed. Here’s What You Need To Know About Student Loans Since The Supreme Court Said No To Forgiveness. Athena Valentine. July 11

SHRM.Women Are Still Underrepresented in STEM Fields. Drew Robb. July 6

June 2023

The 19th New. The Supreme Court blocked Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. Repayments will resume this fall. Nadra Nittle. June 30

Yahoo Finance. Student Loan Forgiveness: Women Will Be Most Affected As US Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Plan. Vance Cariaga. June 30

The Madison Leader Gazette. Women May Be Most Affected If US Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan. Raymond Hicks. June 29

NNN.Women Bear the Brunt of Student Loan Debt, Struggle to Repay Loans.Amara Okoro. June 29

Market Watch. Why retirement savers need the Supreme Court to uphold the student-loan forgiveness plan. Alessandra Malito. June 28

TIME. Why Women Will Suffer the Most if the Supreme Court Rules Against Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan. Solcyre Burga. June 28

POLITICO. Black women and the student loan burden. Sophie Gardner and Leah Clark. June 9

Tehachapi News. AAUW awards scholarships. Phyllis Belcher. June 5

May 2023

Medium. Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Brooke Waupsh of Swoovy On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience. May 21

CafeMom. A CEO Mom Posted a Breastfeeding Pic on LinkedIn & the Comments Were Full of Red Flags . Hannah Lacy. May 18

HigherEdJobs. Five Practices to Support Mothers in the Workplace. Shelby Burroughs Pryzgoda. May 12

Black Enterprise. Reasons why black women are set to become major wealth creators in 2023. Atiya Jordan. May 3

Medium. Why Your Company Has a Gender Pay Gap, Even if it Claims Otherwise. Kerala Taylor. May 2

April 2023

The Hearing Review. Starkey Executive Recognized by Women in STEM Honor. April 24

Medium. Wisdom From The Women Leading The Cybersecurity Industry, With Terri Davies of the Motion Picture Association’s Trusted Partner Network. April 23

Killeen Daily Herald. Copperas Cove ISD works to close the STEM gender gap. April 21

Boston University. Anne-Marie Abban-Demitrus Receives AAUW Fellowship. Jen Correia. April 20

University World News. Despite progress, it’s still white men at the top in HE. April 19

The Dallas Morning News. Most airline pilots are men. Why aren’t there more women in the industry?. April 11

Bankrate. Why Black women are the most affected by student debt and possible forgiveness. Raija Haughn. April 7

USATODAY. Women account for two-thirds of the country’s student loan debt. Here’s how it affects them. Alia Wong. April 3

CNBC. What holds women back from saving — and what they can do about it. Jasmin Suknanan. April 3

March 2023

Axios. Pay equity advocates, including Patty Murray, try again in Congress. Emily Harris. March 16

The Washington Post. Reality hinders Biden’s plan to make government a ‘model employer’. Joe Davidson. March 16

United States Representative. DeLauro, Murray Introduce the Paycheck Fairness Act. Rosa Delauro. March 9

Pregnancy & Newborn. How Working Moms are Affected by the Gender Pay Gap. March 14

University Business. Represent! U.S. female college presidents shine in international report. Alcino Donadel. March 8

February 2023

Yahoo!News. Top Five: Organizations to Join for STEAM Careers. Tim Hines. February 17

Education World. United States: Harvard’s first black woman president. February 9

U.S. House of Representatives. Schatz, Beyer Reintroduce Bipartisan Legislation to Provide Paid Family and Medical Leave for Federal Employees. Representative Beyer. February 7

MSNBC. Here’s where salary transparency laws are gaining steam in the U.S. Gloria Blackwell. February 1

January 2023

Forbes. The Majority Of America’s Top-Ranked Colleges Will Be Led By A Woman Or Person Of Color This Fall. Michael T. Nietzel. January 31

Medium. Inspirational Women in STEM and Tech: Dr Kimberly Clay of Play Like a Girl!® On The 5 Leadership Lessons She Learned From Her Experience. January 29

Yahoo! Finance. Latinas in Finances Shows Strong Representation of Hispanic Women in Financial Industry; Eighteen Authors Present Personal Stories, Change Narrative. January 23

Forbes. Black Women Are Being Cropped Out Of The Unemployment Wave At 5.5%. Kori Hale. January 11

Ms.Magazine. We Need to Push Harder for Women’s Representation in Leadership. Gloria L. Blackwell. January 5.

Times Higher Education. Claudine Gay at Harvard: a powerful step towards equality. Paul Gasken. January 4.

The Seattle Times, Washington law requiring salary range on job postings takes effect, Lauren Rosenblatt, January 3.

December 2022

Yahoo! Finance Hong Kong, Student Loan Forgiveness: Who Will Be Hurt the Most if Biden’s Program Is Canceled?. December 29.

MyChesCo, Pregnant Workers Fairness Act Passes Senate, December 23.

Forbes, Increasing Equitable Choices For Women In Healthcare, Rod Berger, December 20.

LinkedIn, What to Do If You Find Out You Earn Less Than Your Co-Workers, Lora Korpar, December 16.

Javelina News, Texas A&M-Kingsville grad student receives AAUW Career Development Grant, December 15.

Carlsbad Current-Argus,  AAUW girls of the month for November and December, Jessica Onsurez, December 15.

Bennington Banner, Letter: Don’t give up on our children, December 12.

African Scholarships, Concept Paper Format for the Doctoral Dissertation 2023, December 11.

1010 wins, PODCAST: Why are there so few female college and university presidents?, Jill Webb, December 9.

Bustle, 10 Organizations To Support On Latinx Women’s Equal Pay Day, Caroline Burke and Mia Mercado, December 8.

International Finance Magazine, US’ inflation fight going nowhere, Prabuddha Ghosh, December 8.

The Oakland Post,  American Association of University Women empowers students, Arianna Heyman, December 7.

Yahoo!news,  County commissioner, police chief to hold gun law discussion, Vickie Aldous, December 2.

November 2022

PennLive, Women deserve economic security | PennLive letter, November 23.

The Daily Advance, ‘Just try to do good’: Cole given AAUW’s Philanthropy Award, Chris Day, November 18.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Data Science PhD Student Receives Prestigious Fellowship, Steve Foskett, November 16.

Yahoo!finanzen, Fostering a Culture of Diversity, Belonging and Inclusion at AMD, November 10.

THE OAKLAND POST, AAUW-OU hosts month-long menstrual product drive, Payton Bucki, November 9.

The Daily Advance, AAUW to honor Cole with 3rd Keel Club Philanthropy Award, November 5.

Funancial, Tip sheet: $710.5 million gift to support cancer and infectious disease research, ‘skin-on-chip’ technology – and a new approach to bone marrow transplantation, Sophia Koch, November 2.

Yes! Weekly,  Community Foundation of Greensboro Announces Grants, November 2.

October 2022

The List, Inside The Gender Pay Gap For Teachers, Rhiannon Ireland, October 30.

African Scholarships, 1000+ Top PhD Scholarships for International Students 2023, October 29.

The Iron Mountain Daily News, Bay College announces fall scholarship recipients, October 26.

The Sentinel-Rrecord, NPC nursing student awarded $1,500 AAUW scholarship, October 23.

Yahoo! News, AAUW holds first of two forums, Eric Johnson, Austin Daily, Minn Herald October 19.

CENTRE DAILY TIMES, Helping hands: Understanding proposed changes to the Pennsylvania Constitution, Mary Dupuis and Dianee Gregg, October 19.

Yahoo! News, AAUW holds first of two forums, Eric Johnson, Austin Daily, Minn Herald, October 19.

Yahoo! Finance, Allergan Aesthetics and Girls Inc. Partner to Bridge the Gender Gap in STEM, October 18.

Forbes, Women Putting Women #incharge, Marybeth Gasman, October 16.

NBC MONTANA, Bozeman forum offers information on candidates, ballot initiatives, Michael Santoscoy, October 12.

GWTODAY, Three George Washington University Scholars Receive Awards from the American Association of University Women, Greg Varner, October 12.

Today, This 33-year-old made more than 1,000 Wikipedia bios for unknown women scientists, Timothy Harper, October 11.

Because of them we can, Dark & Lovely is launching a scholarship program for black women, BOTWC staff, October 11.

Morning Consult, More Than 3 in 4 Americans Believe College is Difficult to Afford, Amanda Jacobson Snyder, October 11.

THE NATION, Sarah Khudze: it expert, entrepreneur, advocate, award winner, Nation Online, October 10.

September 2022

ABC NewsWhy many in the HBCU community celebrated Biden’s student loan forgiveness, Arthur Jones II, September 26.

Sportskeeda“This data is uncomfortable to sit with, this wage gap equates to a difference of almost 1 million dollars” – Sloane Stephens voices her thoughts on Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Neelabhra Roy, September 22.

Harvard Business ReviewHow Black Women Can Navigate Pay-Gap Gaslighting, Lola Bakare, September 21.Marie ClaireConfronting Unequal Pay: A 10-Step Guide for Women—and Their Allies—to Fight Wage Discrimination, Minda Harts, September 21ABC NewsThis is how much money Black women lose due to gender pay gap, Katie Kindelan, September 21.CBS NewsBlack Women’s Equal Pay Day – what does it mean? September 21.USA TodayWhat is #BlackWomensEqualPayDay? And why is it today? What to know, Orlando Mayorquin, September 21.Essence‘Lean In’ x ESSENCE Roundtable On Black Women Equal Pay Day — “We Deserve So Much More”, Jasmine Browley, September 21.

EssenceLeveling The Equal Pay Field: Why Black Women Need To Speak Up About Their Salary To Friends And Family, Niani Tolbert, September 17.

Diverse Issues in Higher EducationAddressing the Leadership Gap for Women of Color in Higher Education with Gloria Blackwell, In the Margins Podcast, September 14.

Teen VogueStudent Loan Forgiveness Critics Are Wrong About Who Benefits and Why, Anna Gifty Opoku-Agyeman and Fenaba Addo, September 9

Business InsiderSeptember 8 is Mother’s Equal Pay, a day that’s ‘not a cause for celebration’ as the wage gap between mothers and fathers perisists, Madison Hoff, September 8.

Yahoo! FinanceThere’s a perk to having a female manager: better pay packages, Jane Thier, September 7.

MediumHow To Ask & Get Your Worth Without Breaking Into A Sweat, Zarine Swamy, September 5.

August 2022

Miami HeraldBiden’s Student Debt Forgiveness Plan Does Very Little to Help Black Women, Gloria L. Blackwell, August 30Axios, Who student debt relief helps (and it’s not who you think), Emily Peck, August 29

Yahoo! NewsCongressman Markwayne Mullin’s Stance on Student Loan Relief is Disheartening for Native Americans, Levi Rickert, August 28

Mashable8 organizations working to solve the gender gap in education — and how to help them, Siobhan Neela-Stock and Chase DiBenedetto, August 27Politico, The big winner of Biden’s loan forgiveness: women, Katelyn Fossett, August 26

Yahoo! NewsFact-checking 6 Criticisms of Biden’s Student Loan Forgiveness Plan, Eric Cortellessa, August 26

ABC NewsBiden announces student loan forgiveness: 9 things to know, Yi-Jin Yu, August 25ABC NewsBlack women, burdened by student debt, say Biden’s student loan policy doesn’t go far enough, Katie Kindelan, August 25

CNBCBiden announces $10,000 student loan forgiveness plan—here’s who qualifies, Morgan Smith, August 24Yahoo! NewsBiden’s Student Loan Plan Wipes Out Debt for 20 Million Americans—But Leaves Millions Behind, Katie Reilly, August 24

Power Station PodcastYou cannot negotiate your way out of discrimination, sexism and racism, Anne Pasmanik, August 23ForbesIs The Pipeline Really Empty? Still Lack Of Diversity In Top Leadership Positions, Eddie Comeaux, August 23

July 2022

MSNBC Tired of unpaid internships? Here’s how to negotiate pay. & 

BioSpace Women of Color in Biopharma: Overcoming Barriers and Fighting for a Seat at the Table, Rosemary Scott, July 20

MSN Boss Blasted for Offering Job Back to Mourning Worker Fired Over Pregnancy, Leonie Helm, July 8

June 2022

Forbes The Three Biggest Implications For Black Women From Roe V. Wade’s Fall, Jared Council & Haniyah Philogene, June 28

Fortune The gender gap has come for remote work, Jane Thier, June 28

Business Insider Men are called ‘brilliant,’ while women are ‘overachievers.’ See how your performance reviews are impacted by your race and gender., Dominick Reuter, June 17

Forbes Black Women Are Less Likely To Get Quality Feedback At Work. That Impacts Their Earnings And Leadership Opportunities Over Time, Darreonna Davis, June 15

George Washington University GW Hosts Women in Business Education Conference, Nick Erickson, June 6

May 2022

ABC News The student debt gender gap: Women burdened more by debt call for systemic changes, Katie Kindelan & Yi-Jin Yu, May 23

The Hill Arizona Senate candidate calls gender pay gap a ‘left-wing narrative’, Brooke Migdon, May 13

MSNBC How I became of the only Latina deans in the world of higher ed, KYV Editorial Staff, May 3

April 2022

Teen Vogue How Sexual Violence Can Make Student Debt Harder to Pay Off, Omny Miranda Martone, April 14

ABC News Black Women hold majority of student debt. Some say the loan pause doesn’t do enough to help, Katie Kindelan, April 11

The Washington Post What the student loan payment pause has meant for Black women, Danielle Douglas-Gabriel, April 3

March 2022

NBC Washington 16 U.S. Cities Where Women Under 30 Earn More Than Their Male Peers, Michelle Fox, March 31

The Washington Post Gender pay gap narrows as younger women now earn more than men in 22 major cities, Aaron Gregg, March 28

The Washington Post Companies tweeted for International Women’s Day. This this account called out their pay gaps., Julianne McShane, March 9

Forbes Mentoring Matters – But Can It Break The Bias?, Martin Boyd, March 8

Forbes New Evidence Shows Large Gender Gap in Leadership of Major U.S. Universities, Michael T. Nietzel, March 1

February 2022

The Hill California Senate bill seeks to close gender, racial pay gaps, Brooke Migdon, February 22

The Hill LGBTQ+ women in Utah face achievement, earnings gap: study, Brooke Migdon, February 21

January 2022

The Hill Women in same-gender relationships face larger pay gap than men, Brooke Migdon, January 22

The Hill Women face ‘concrete ceiling’ in advancing in higher education, Brooke Migdon, January 21

The Washington Post After a professor’s sexist remarks went viral, a student raised more than $100,000 for a women’s scholarship, Janay Kingsberry, January 20

The Washington Post Women hold two-thirds of student debt. These activists say they’ll strike if Biden doesn’t cancel it. , Abigail Higgins, January 7

December 2021

New York Magazine Women’s Wages Are Now Growing Faster Than Men’s, Kevin T. Dugan, December 15

CNBC What a lot of college grads don’t know about their first job offer, Jennifer Iroh, December 11

November 2021

Shape Magazine The Pressure of Being a Black Female Breadwinner, Chrissy King, November 9

October 2021

NBC News Closing the Latina wage gape is the ‘most important business issue,’ advocates say, Nicole Acevedo, October 21

The Washington Post International Day of the Girl 2021, Julianne McShane, October 11

Psychology Today The Interconnection Between Women’s Rights and LGBTQ Rights, Mark B. Baer, October 11

Press inquiries, please contact media@aauw.org