AAUW staff stand behind former President Barack Obama on the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act at 55: Looking Back and Looking Forward

Tired of waiting for equality in your pay envelope? Let’s give the Equal Pay Act something it really needs on its 55th birthday: an update. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018
AAUW members with President John F. Kennedy as he signs the Equal Pay Act into law on June 10, 1963.

AAUW Statement on the 55th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

“In 1963, women made 59 cents for every dollar a man made. Since then, the gap has closed by 39 cents — but we still have 20 cents to go.” — American Association of University Women (AAUW) Chief Executive Officer Kimberly Churches Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   June 07, 2018

Analysis: Women Hold Two-Thirds of Country’s $1.4-Trillion Student Debt

A new update to the Deeper in Debt: Women and Student Loans research report finds that women hold almost two-thirds ($890 billion) of the country’s $1.4-trillion student debt while men hold $490 billion.  The student loan gender gap has nearly doubled in the past four years, and women now graduate with an average of $2,700 more debt than men when earning a bachelor’s degree. Read more »

Article   |   Education & Training   |   May 21, 2018
Reading lesson in a Negro elementary school, Washington, D.C., 1942 (Library of Congress)

Still Separate, Still Unequal: The Role of Black Women and Girls in the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

More than sixty years after Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka schools are more segregated than they were in 1968 and black girls have suffered greatly as a result. Read more »

Blog   |   Education & Training   |   May 17, 2018
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds speaks with Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host Clay Masters about her transition to be the next governor. 5/2/2017 Photo by John Pemble, https://flic.kr/p/UW4rQT

State of the States: A Globally Competitive Workforce Starts with an Equitable Workplace

At the start of legislative sessions, governors across the country deliver their assessments of the condition of their states. Thirty-two made a strong push to improve education, yet only one governor mentioned the importance of supporting women in STEM fields. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   April 23, 2018
"Equal Pay For All" Instagram shareable

Starbucks Commits to Pay Equity

AAUW CEO Kim Churches issued a statement in response to Starbucks’ announcement concerning the company’s pay equity and paid leave policies. Read more »

Article   |   Economic Security   |   March 21, 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 »

Reproductive Freedom Is Tied to Women’s Economic Security

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. Read more »

Blog   |   Economic Security   |   1 Comments   |   January 18, 2018
Attendees at the 2017 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders connected with powerful speakers. AAUW National Student Advisory members Aku Acquaye and Dania Baraka stand with poet Crystal Valentine.

7 Feminist Resolutions for 2018

If 2017 has taught us anything, it’s that our activism is needed now more than ever. Read more »

Blog   |   Advocacy   |   December 29, 2017
Feminist holiday songs shareable: Deck the halls with equal paychecks fa la la la la la la la la!

Your Favorite Holiday Songs: The Feminist Remix

It’s been a busy year. With your support in 2017 we helped pass equal pay legislation in many states, expanded our salary negotiation workshops, pushed against attempts to weaken Title IX, and tirelessly fought for legislative action to ensure equity for women and girls. Read more »