A Q&A with Lilly Ledbetter, Fierce Champion of Equal Pay

Legendary activist Lilly Ledbetter shares her story and her wisdom about why we can’t wait any longer for equal pay. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 19, 2019
scales of justice

A Victory for Equal Pay

  Litigation Update 5/3/19: Late last month, the federal district court in the District of Columbia ordered the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to comply with the court’s March 4, […] Read more »

3 Questions for Black History Scholar Mary Phillips

Mary Phillips’ black history courses in college rarely touched on the role of women in the black freedom movement. That made her want to dig deeper. Read more »

Article   |   Leadership   |   February 21, 2019
Night sky with fireworks in the shape of the number 2019.

10 New Year’s Resolutions to Support AAUW’s New Strategic Plan

In 2019, AAUW will prioritize one of the most pressing issues of the day: improving the economic security of all women, no matter their location, age, ethnicity or background. Read more »

Article   |   December 18, 2018
Zoe Spencer at the VCU commencement.

I Am Worth More: Zoe Spencer on Fighting Racism and Sexism in Academia

Zoe Spencer was thrilled when she began her dream career of teaching sociology. But she was alarmed to discover that less qualified male coworkers were being paid better than she was. “I must admit … I assumed I would be protected there. I was certain that I would be safe from the inequities that raged outside the walls of an HBCU. I was wrong.” Read more »

Student Debt Showdown: AAUW’s 2018 March Madness Bracket

March Madness, the annual NCAA Division I basketball tournament, kicks off this week, and while we’re excited to see who comes out on top in the games, we also want to see how these schools stack up for women students! Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   March 15, 2018
Stand Up For Human Rights UN event

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Turns 70: Why We Should All #StandUp4HumanRights

The year 2018 marks 70 years since the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted by the United Nations, and today the global rights of women and girls are being proclaimed in marches, social media campaigns, and legislatures. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   February 22, 2018
2017-18 Campus Action Grant Recipient: Iowa State University

11 Projects That Will Empower College Women from D.C. to Brazil

From the #metoo movement to Hollywood women launching Time’s Up and AAUW Campus Action Project (CAP) grant recipients, women are not slowing down in the face of inequality. Read more »

Blog   |   Campus   |   February 05, 2018
Flanked by Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, President Donald Trump delivers his Joint Address to Congress at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Tuesday, February 28, 2017.

Take Action with AAUW during the 2018 State of the Union Address!

Don’t just listen to how President Donald Trump addresses issues gender equity issues during the 2018 #SOTU address — join us in taking action. Read more »

Article   |   Advocacy   |   January 23, 2018
AAUW Delegation at the Women's March on Washington

5 Ways You Can Take Action for Gender Equity

It has been a watershed year for women and gender equity. Through programming, research, and advocacy, we pushed for equal educational opportunities, equal pay for equal work, and workplaces free of discrimination. Read more »